Bespoke Oak Play Structures

Cleft Fencing

Memorial & Celebration Benches

Hand Crafted, Green Oak Memorial & Celebration Benches - leave a beautiful legacy for your loved ones

Rustic Oak Outdoor Furniture

Solid rustic oak benches will last from year to year through all weather conditions

Green Oak Extentions & Garden Office Spaces

Ian can also become part of your construction team on larger projects


Using the ancient and traditional rural craft skills of green woodworking and woodland carpentry, at Rustic Carpentry we specialise in creating handcrafted furniture for garden and home and larger bespoke outdoor structures.

Everything we make is crafted with care and attention to detail. Each piece is unique, of the best quality but also affordable.

Rustic Carpentry is based in North West Leicestershire, on the edge of Charnwood Forest and we use timber sourced from sustainably managed woodlands within the boundaries of the national forest.

The Village Carpenter

Ian Varley is the founder of Rustic Carpentry, and has spent the last few years rediscovering and perfecting the ancient green woodworking crafts of our ancestors.

“I’m passionate about what we make and how we make it. I care about the simplicity and authenticity of every piece we create.”

“The green ethos of my small company is of prime importance. We use timber that we can trace as genuinely ‘local’, and we respect the woods from which they come by coppicing and clearing to ensure sustainability.”