Liveries Wood Group

The Liveries Wood Group is an association of seven Livery Companies whose craft or trade relies on wood.

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Since its formation in 2000, the Liveries Wood Group has promoted the trades of its members through joint projects and exhibitions. The member Companies have also worked together towards a common approach for Master Craftsman awards with the Construction Liveries Group and the Livery Craft Skills Council and also to enhance skills and training.

The Liveries Wood Group Kasura Grove is was planted at the National Arboretum Trust, Castle Howard in 2011 following the group’s successful project Branching Out which raised funds for the Arboretum.

The seven Livery Companies are:

The Turners’ Company
which manages the Wizardry in Wood exhibitions for the Charity of the Turners’ Company.   > More about the Turners’ Company

The Carpenters’ Company
whose spacious and gracious Hall is the venue for Wizardry in Wood 2016.   > Carpenters’ Company website.

The Furniture Makers’ Company
whose Master Christopher Claxton-Stevens instigated the foundation of the Liveries Wood Group in 2003.   > Furniture Makers’ Company website

The Joiners and Ceilers’ Company
a founding member of the Liveries Wood Group.
> Joiners and Ceilers’ Company website

The Upholders’ Company
a founding member of the Liveries Wood Group.
> Upholders’ Company website

The Basketmakers’ Company
joined the Liveries Wood Group in 2015.
> The Basketmakers Company website

The Wheelwrights’ Company
joined the Liveries Wood Group in 2015.
> The Wheelwrights’ Company website

These Livery Companies are committed to the promotion of wood crafts through:

  • Education and training
  • Encouraging excellence
  • Charitable involvement

Read this article on The Lord Mayor’s Tree Party and the Liveries Wood Group (July 2013) (by Penrose Halson, on the Turners’ Company website).