I am Karl Hadlow-Davies and I am The Old Board Co. I am not a company, but a Welshman who discovered his passion for working with timber and hasn’t stopped since. Based in the Preseli Mountains here in Pembrokeshire my inspiration comes from the world on my doorstep, the beautiful coastline, wild mountains and ancient woodlands. I love what I do and I enjoy every part of creating a piece that is totally unique.
There is no big team, just me. I source every piece of wood, meet every client, make every item from raw timber to finished piece and deliver all of my furniture to their future homes. Starting with a tree or a sawn plank I create every piece either from my own imagination or taking a clients requirements and working it into reality. Each item is created using the best quality timber, hand crafted in my workshop and finished to become a functional piece.
I am born and bred in this part of Wales, my background is, chef, plasterer and renovation builder which led me to working with timber. This is where I found my passion and where my creative skills found their home. I am married to my biggest supporter and live just a walk away from my workshop, so life is good.
I would love to hear from you and am always happy to talk through ideas or just talk timber.