Well here is where it all began…
At the young and tender age of just sixteen years Adam Baker started work for Acton Scott, a working farm in South Shropshire. Adam was soon introduced to his professional mentor Keith Crane who at this time had twenty-two years experience as a woodwork technician. Keith soon saw Adam’s potential within this trade and they soon embarked in a great friendship. Here he started his training as a wheelwright and some years later gained a city and guilds distinction which was followed up by the award for Student of the Year. It was clear to see early on that Adams love for his work was infectious and he was a timber craftsman in the making.
Since the early beginnings, Adam has gained 20 years experience in various aspects of woodwork.
Adam has gone on to enjoy challenges within his work and over the years has worked on restoration projects for English Heritage and the National Trust to mention a few.
Adam became so well regarded within the timber craftsman industry that he was asked to join a team of skilled professionals on a trip to Romania to teach conservation and restoration. An inspirational trip that brings back many fond memories from the work that was achieved and the people that he met.
Adam has now put down roots both for his work and his ever growing family in the name of Oak Heath where he plans to run courses for the public to come and learn some of these traditional wood-working skills.
He has been joined once more by Keith Crane, Adam’s original mentor from Acton Scott and highly impressive timber craftsman who now holds an impressive forty two years in the wood-working industry. Keith along with Adam will have an active role within Oak Heath, providing his considerable knowledge to the business and the Timber Framing course attendees.