After years of running a successful scaffolding company (www.cornish-services.co.uk), founder Jack Cornish needed a creative outlet to launch alongside his already thriving business.
With a keen interest in furniture and all things handmade, turning scaffold boards from a functional and essential product to a beautiful, rustic addition to people's homes seemed the logical next step. Having lived and breathed scaffold boards for over 15 years and handled more boards than most of us have had hot dinners, Jack's knowledge of scaffold boards is second to none.
Skip forward a few weeks, after various product trials, extensive market research, and a large demand for the initial prototypes, and in July 2020 The Scaff Shop was born.
What Sets Us Apart
We aim to not only offer a great service as standard, but also a great product that sets us apart from other companies offering reclaimed boards. Scaffold boards almost sell themselves - but once you add our range of finishes (from Japanese Shou Sugi Ban style "scorched wood" to stained "Midnight Blue" boards), then you have a unique, handmade, beautiful product whether it's a wall shelf or part of a coffee table. We also offer monthly limited edition ranges of furniture made by a furniture maker with 30+ years experience.
On top of this, we offer individual boards courier shipped to you and also welcome enquiries for bulk purchases for larger projects such as whole room cladding or flooring.
Meet the Founders
Jack Cornish - Founder
The Scaff Shop is Jack's baby. Although having been in the scaffold business his whole working life, his passion for timber and hand-crafted products started in his late teens, making oak candle holders and selling these to local pubs and restaurants. Having run his successful scaffolding company Cornish Services for over 10 years he felt the need for a new challenge in a more creative direction...
Tom Pepper - Founder
Tom is the ecommerce boffin of the team. He's known Jack for over 10 years and regularly loses to him on the squash court. Not letting this get in the way of things, he brings a wealth of knowledge from having set up and run his own successful ecommerce business at Gazebo Spare Parts Ltd (www.gazebospareparts.co.uk).
Meet the Team
Russell Drake - Furniture Maker
- Russell is a skilled carpenter and furniture maker with over 30 years in the game. He brings his attention-to-detail and quality workmanship to the (scaffold board) table for the monthly limited edition pieces that feature here on The Scaff Shop. It was Russell who helped spark Jack's interest in timber in the early days of oak candle holders, and that passion has come full circle now as Russell joins The Scaff Shop team.
Sheridan "Shed" Ruddick - Customer Service and Scaff Board Stylist
- Sheridan brings energy, enthusiasm, and a good dollop of impeccable customer service to The Scaff Shop Team. Having worked with Jack at Jack's original business (Cornish Building Services), he joins the team to assist in a whole range of areas, but mainly as the first point of contact for visiting customers, as well as the main man preparing the boards in the many wonderful styles we offer.
So what does the future look like for The Scaff Shop? Well, most importantly we aim to continue offering a great product and focusing on top customer service. But we like to keep busy, so we'll be continuing to plan and focus on a range of new ideas and concepts.
Limited edition products
Keep an eye our for our limited monthly edition specials.
Not only are we personally passionate about all things green and eco, we realise that the business relies on a natural resource and the continued health of the natural environment that we source our products from. We're working on making our warehouse and shop as eco as possible, but we also looking in to giving something back, and plan to soon begin a tree planting scheme linked to the growth of the business. In this way we can make sure to plant more wood than we use. Watch this space!