Bespoke industrial furniture and fittings, designed and handcrafted in Hertfordshire.

I reckon it’s good to stand out and be a bit different. That goes as much for your home and furniture as it does for the rest of your life. And including handmade industrial furniture, crafted from metal and wood, as part of your interior design makes a real statement. 

If you’re looking for a piece of furniture that’s lovingly made from scratch and crafted by hand rather than in a factory, you’re in the right place.

 Quality materials, quality work, quality details.

I’m Jim, the welder, craftsman and maker behind Metal Machine. I’ve always enjoyed designing and making things with my hands, and I spent the last 20 years daydreaming about building things out of metal. It always seemed too hard, though.

That all changed the day I decided it was time to buy a welder and learn how to use it. I took good, strong advice from trusted friends and industry professionals, growing my skills and learning step by step. 

These days I work from my Hertfordshire workshop, hand-making furniture, fittings and all sorts of other bits and pieces out of metal and wood. I love getting stuck into custom furniture orders and creating something truly unique that exactly suits your needs. Be that a made to measure bookshelf to fit a tricky gap or a dream dining table fit for a banquet I'll rise to the challenge. 
metal fabrication in the work shop at Metal Machine Uk

I’m more about the metal, so if the woodwork gets beyond me, don’t fear – I know my limits. That’s where my friend and colleague Rick comes in. He’s got all the woodwork know-how you could possibly ask for, so you can be sure the piece I’m (or we’re!) making for you will be top quality. 

I love what I do and take pride in every piece I create. I use the best materials for the job (whether you prefer reclaimed or new), and I’m meticulous about the finish and quality of the final piece. 

I love making the sparks fly.

Custom furniture design at affordable prices.

It’s fair to say that these pieces don’t come as cheap as some mass-produced furniture you can buy online. But they’re probably more affordable than you think.

When you buy one of my pieces you are buying it for life and not having to replace a cheaper version every time it breaks or becomes unusable. All of the items from us are made from the best materials available at that time creating the strength and longevity that you should expect from items made by hand.

Table building by Jim at Metal Machine

Our Testimonials see what my customers think.

We have a number of pieces from Metal Machine and love every one of them! Every piece has exceeded our expectations.”


“The desk is awesome, absolutely perfect, couldn’t have hit the mark any better!”


“Jim has excellent attention to detail and the quality of his goods is far superior to anything I have seen in any well-known furniture store.”


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