Sam Shaw

Sam studied Environmental Management at Northumbria University, Newcastle. He loves buildings and has always been passionate about woodwork and spent much of his time post-university renovating houses and working on all types of carpentry and joinery projects.  Sam founded It Woodwork in 2006 with a toolbox and a small van, In 2008 with the help of a good friend they took on their first workshop and started working on bespoke commissions of all types from luxury tree houses to cafe bars and fine furniture then eventually in late 2008 their first bespoke kitchen. Sam is, by his own admission, obsessed with nature and would even go so far as to class himself as an amateur entomologist, he also enjoys world music and fine ale, especially together!

My Articles

  • They may well be promising a barbecue summer again this year, well here at Sustainable Kitchens we cannot guarantee the weather but we are promising to brighten up your summer with our amazing summer sale. We are offering 5% off the

  • Our Traditional Country Kitchen was Featured on Houzz Historic Stone Barn Now a Country Farmhouse Kitchen

  • When we fitted out our industrial showroom with a very industrial kitchen complete with scaffold plank flooring, copper lighting, concrete worktops and Downpipe units we were trying to compliment the flavour of the building, but we always knew how this

More About Sam

Why are kitchens important to Sam?

“There is something about the mix of creativity and function within kitchens that we find infectious.  I made my eldest son a play kitchen for his 2nd Birthday and whilst all other toys come and go only that one is still used daily, although now by my youngest son.  I believe that kitchens still have that same sense of playfulness for us adults too if they are designed well enough.”

What does Sam do in his spare time?

Sam’s absolute favourite pursuit is to head off into the woods with his hammock and kit bag for some wild camping, foraging and beastie encounters.

When do you see Sam?

Sam is still very involved with the day to day running of Honest Living though leaves the running of Sustainable Kitchens to team.