Traditional Woodworking  in Lincolnshire


Peter Millburn Traditional Woodworking
Furniture Maker and Restorer
Specialist Carpentry, Traditional Joinery
in Lincolnshire UK

Testimonials About My Work

Dear Peter, On behalf of the  Saltfleetby Parish Council may I express its gratitude for the excellent oak gate that you made and hung at St Clements churchyard, it is a beautiful gate and has helped bring the Lychgate back to the lovely structure that it originally was.

Thankyou also for your assistance in bringing the project in within the tight timescale that we had.

Kind regards, Yours sincerely
Jean Brown.. Parish Clerk (March 2012)

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We live in a late Victorian house which retains many of its original features.
The work Peter has done for us over the years includes a conservatory, French windows and various items of furniture. His traditional methods are completely sympathetic to the character of the house and his workmanship is excellent and has stood the test of time admirably.

Jane and Nick O'Farrell (January 2010)

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Peter was recommended to us by a number of people but specifically by friends whose house interior had been seriously damaged by a fire and for whom he re-created some beautiful and intricate joinery.

He is a true craftsman and has produced some wonderful and varied work for us which will certainly last the tests of taste and time.

Roberta Heneage (January 2010)

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Over 30 years ago,I bought a redundant Church.In the 80s it was converted to a home.In the 90s a new wing doubled its size.In the last decade another substantial addition has been made.

During all that time, Peter has been on hand.He has made bedside tables,occasional tables and display cabinets.He has made moulded ceilings,splendid oak doors,a fireplace and several oak floors.He has fitted out three substantial Libraries from floor to ceiling with more bookcases,moulded pilasters and decorative finials than he probably cares to remember.

His first job for me was within weeks of his arrival in Lincolnshire in 1980.His most recent job was yesterday.He will be back to treat an old oak desk for woodworm later in the week.Soon,we have huge gates to make and another large bookcase.

I think these facts speak for themselves. What would I have done without him?

KEITH WALMSLEY ( December 2009)

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Peter has been our main joinery supplier for over six years and in that time he has provided us with nothing but good service. As we are a small building contractor, specialising in the repair of historic buildings, it is essential that we are able to source traditional joinery, such as windows, doors, staircases etc, that are of both the highest quality but also historically correct in architectural detailing. Peter’s willingness to discuss and liaise on projects in detail, his high standards of craftsmanship and his understanding of architectural design mean that we would be happy to recommend Peter as a craftsman.
 to anyone.

Fleur Gordon
Fleur Gordon Historic Building Conservation

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When I decided to restore my Georgian Gothick cottage according to SPAB principles, I was looking for a local craftsman who would be sympathetic to the philosophy of conservative repair. In Peter I found someone who had an understanding of historic and vernacular buildings and someone with whom I could have a fruitful discussion about design and quality of materials. His recommendations were, as far as I recall, always correct. Any modifications were always discussed in advance of changes being made, with the result that mistakes were minimised and fittings needed the barest minimum of adjustment.

With the confidence gained from working with Peter on the doors and windows, I then commissioned him to make a kitchen dresser and table in solid oak. Not only are they beautiful pieces of furniture in their own right, but they enhance the space they are in and stand up to close inspection, which mass produced pieces do not. That has now been followed up with two bedside tables in oak, which again are a delight to look at and touch.

Besides this work, Peter has made a front door, back door and dining room window for my Georgian house in London, with features matching the originals, but also incorporating security features such as a steel plate and shatter-proof glass.

Peter’s expertise can be seen in his specification of the appropriate materials for the job and the quality of his carpentry, which is outstanding.

Robin Ward

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'Peter has helped me with many projects and his craftsmanship and skill is always superb.  He has an excellent eye for detail and design, a love for his work and the ability to transform an idea into a beautifully made piece.  I cannot recommend him too highly.' 

Susanna Gorst

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"In 2009 Peter made some oak doors in an arch off the lobby of the small Georgian church at Langton by Spilsby.  The specification called for round headed doors designed to allow appropriate headroom at the bottom of the a staircase right behind the doors; had to match the quality of the woodwork elsewhere in the church and also to form a sound barrier between the newly restored bells and the porch which doubles as the ringing chamber.  The Churchwardens have stated that "the quality of the work on the new doors actually exceeds that of the other doors in the church and is an outstanding example of modern craftsmanship".

David Douglas

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"Excellent job on making windows for us."

KWB