What a week! For the last week before the August bank holiday we decided it was time to run Lignum’s first surfboard building workshop. Local Devon boys Alex, Mark and Rick joined us for 5 days in the workshop for a board building extravaganza!   In the design process everybody had a custom board designed to their own specifications. Like ducks to water everybody decided to go for the fish… classic! Two retro Steve Lis’, one with added volume in the chest for extra paddle power and the other designed as similar as possible to the board that made the man...

In May this year the chaps who run the Boardmasters surf comp got in touch as they were looking  for local makers to design and build them this years trophies. The brief went out to tender and very excited for this opportunity we got cracking with the design and submitted our solution. As with all the Boardmasters to date, using local sustainable materials and craft was imperative. We sourced our timber for the project from a local supplier of ours based in Dartmoor, Devon, which isn't far from the workshop. The timber of choice was Elm and Ash, both grown...

Paul got in touch after having a hard-time trying to source quality, UK grown wood for a surfboard project he wanted to get off the ground. He hoped to create a hand-shaped, finless wooden Alaia surfboard for summer gliding purposes. Working with Paul’s specifications we were able to source the highest grade, sustainably grown western cedar from our supplier in the Lake District. Working from his design, we were able to prepare, lay and glue the planks into a finished blank ready for shaping. Paul’s journey to shape his own wooden-surfboard had begun.   [button size='medium' style='' text='Homepage' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://lignumsurf.co.uk' target='_blank' color='#3333'...

Downderry local and professional photographer Pete Cade came to us with the idea of replicating a 8ft ‘gun’ surfboard he had seen whilst on holiday in Australia. He had been inspired by a range of Australian hardwood boards crafted by Legendary shaper Jim Banks  that he had seen in an Art Gallery in Margaret River. He was won over by the purity of design and beauty of the wooden atheistic. The next stage was to embark on the project back home with local shapers.   Working together with Pete we were able to hone in a design that was both beautiful but...