Although we have a fully stocked and state of the art workshop, we still prefer to use a blend of modern and traditional technics to guarantee the best design and finish. One such example is in using a traditional method for setting out.  This is the point where drawings have been approved and the various components have to be machined and cut in preparation for the joinery to assemble. At this stage, we may use a ‘rod’ ( a length of wood, i.e. a rod, with all the actual 1 to 1 measurements and dimensions marked clearly). The machinist will use this to set out the work and we believe this to still be one the more accurate ways to begin a job