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About the group

This Group exists to provide a focal point for all interested in wooden objects, from roof trusses to toy omnibuses.

The support of Group members through representation, publication, seminars and educational visits is the primary purpose.

Informal gatherings at places of general interest have proved very popular in the past and a very effective way of bringing ideas to the fore. The committee will promote more such conversation opportunities and any ideas for venues are very welcome. The Icon structure enables any members to attend any special interest group event and this exciting development will be utilized by the Group to broaden the appeal and scope of events.

Most importantly, this is your Group and its success depends upon your support. The committee's role is that of facilitator and is a flexible structure with members joining for just one event or for longer as the individual or Group wishes. Do get involved in whatever way you can.


The AGM of the ICON Furniture & Wood Group

will be held on

Monday 17th February 2014.

Details regarding the location etc will be announced shortly.

The Group's past events will be summarised by the present Chair, Piran Harte, and he will present the Group's initial thoughts for the future.  This is your opportunity to have a say on the Group's activity and future events.

The Group will also look to elect the following members onto the Committee.

Notice inviting nominations for Events Manager, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary and Members without portfolio.

All nominees, proposers & seconders must be current members of the Furniture and Wood Group for 2013/14.  The nomination form is here.  Please send signed nomination forms completed for nominee, proposer & seconder to: Piran Harte (Chair) by email . Nominations will be posted on the Group webpages as received.

The election will be held at the AGM.  A postal voting form will be posted on the Group webpages in due course.

Resolutions by any Member, seconded by another must be received by the Chair no later than 10th February 2013.The Meeting will debate future direction & activities.  We hope you are able to attend to join the discussions & vote.  You are welcome to bring along Guests interested in the Group, but they may not vote.



The Furniture and Wood Group is currently working toward making our group an active part of the careers of restorers and conservators throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  As a first step in this process, we conducted a survey in order to find out what events and learning experiences were wanted by the membership.  The survey was sent out and 66 members responded with their thoughts.  We are currently in the process of analyzing the findings and plan on reporting them in the near future. 

First and foremost, the executive committee of the Furniture and Wood group would like to thank the membership for participating in the survey.  Your input has proven to be invaluable.  In addition to this, as promised, we have selected respondent to win a copy of Adam Bowett’s magnificent new book on historic woods (Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.). We made this selection at random out of all of the people who completed our survey. We are pleased to announce that the winner of this book was Malcolm Brown, a Boat & Ship Conservation Specialist in Pembrokeshire.  Again, we thank everyone for his or her participation and we congratulate Malcolm for winning the grand prize and we hope it proves both interesting and helpful. More on Malcolm under 'News and Events'.

The initial analysis of the member’s feedback has been enlightening and it has stimulated a lot of ideas to take forward.  The next step will be to complete the analysis and to present the findings to the general membership then to act on the recommendations.  To help use succeed in making the Furniture and Wood Group into what we all want, we would like to ask members to join in and help.  Please feel free to join us in any of the committee meetings if you are interested in helping  The names and email addresses of the committee members can be found here

Adrian Smith ACR, ‘C’ Branch, The Pug Yard, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
01753 868286 Ex. 2705   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it








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