Lion's Head: Click to enlargeAgainst the Grain

Founded in 1994 by Tony Hearney, Against the Grain has been providing specialist wood carving services for over 10 years. Tony is a professional wood carver who worked for five years at Arthur Brett, a respected maker of the highest quality fine English furniture.

Against the Grain prides itself on hand craftsmanship, using traditional skills and techniques to produce high quality and unique carvings to individual specifications.

We are happy to discuss your requirements and to provide a no obligation quote.

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Mahogany Bedposts: Click to enlargeCarved Details for Furniture

Against the Grain has considerable experience in providing carved details for all types of furniture including tables, chairs, bookcases and ornate picture frames.
The example on the left shows the carved detail on a pair of untreated mahogany bedposts.
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Whatever the piece of furniture, whatever the wood, Against the Grain can provide the carvings to your specification. We can provide carved detail to the wood you supply or, if required, deliver complete finished items of furniture using our extensive network of craftsmen.
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Baby figurine repairs: Click to enlargeAntique and Carving Repairs

In addition to providing carved details for the production of new furniture we are also skilled and experienced in the restoration of antiques and carved detail.

The sample on the right shows extensive fine detail repairs to some wooden carved figurines. The photograph was taken before the final finish was applied and the new wood can be clearly seen. Click on the picture to view the full photograph.


Ornate Post Casting Pattern: Click to enlargePatterns for Casting Moulds

Against the Grain can provide fine detail carved patterns for casting moulds. The sample on the left shows the carved detail on a pattern used for a metal handrail post casting.

We produce patterns for all types of casting moulds including metal and plaster.

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Sample Sign: Click to enlargeSigns and Plaques

For unique signs and plaques we hand carve lettering, detail and ornate edging to your requirements.

Name Plates, Village Signs, Family Crests and Coats of Arms can all be carved to the level of detail you require.

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Barn owl memorial: Click to enlargeMemorials

Hand carved memorials can be made to your individual and personal requirements. We can help you to design a unique, personal and beautiful hand carved tribute to the memory of a loved one.


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Carved Arum LilyOther

The lion's head at the top of this page carved in Lime and the Arum Lily flower carved in Walnut opposite are just two examples of items hand carved to individual requirements. Please contact us if you would like a no obligation quote for a specific item.

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Against the Grain - Contact Details




   Tel: 07798 670615



Against the Grain

4 Naylor Road

Sweetbriar Ind. Est.




United Kingdom