Welcome to Beamers Designs. We design & produce Hand Made Fretwork, including greetings cards, coasters, pot stands and many other unusual items.

All About Wood

We like to use wood to make interesting & unusual items and are continually adding new products to our range.

Our Oak products use new re purposed timber sourced locally, our ply products use re purposed or new timber from managed sources. 

We supply small retailers and galleries throughout the British Isles. We are also able to do commissions. Contact us for more information.


Phil Jackson, Beamers Designs

Phil Jackson has worked in the creative industries for over three decades using traditional fretwork techniques. Over that time he has produced varied collections of work, beginning with hand painted wooden animal brooches, to textile covered letters and more recently oak domestic ware. He has also developed an ever popular range of handmade greetings cards decorated with painted wooden animals.

Originally trained as special needs teacher Phil has worked self-employed as a fret worker for 35 years. Setting up in Gloucestershire, he moved to rural Herefordshire in 1987. Over that time he has done retail shows alongside large bespoke orders for the trade, such as John Lewis, WH Smith, many independent retailers as well as major educational toy companies.

More recently he has been concentrating on textile covered wooden letters for children’s name plaques. Each letter is hand cut on a powered fretsaw, giving them a clean fresh look unique to hand cut work. He uses European birch ply from managed forests. He also supplies simple wooden boards for the letters in three pastel shades.

Phil’s latest work includes pot stands (trivets) , coasters and serving platters from repurposed English oak. They are individually cut and are designed in-house (by Mrs Beamers) using old-school techniques of pen and pencil. They are sealed with food safe oils.

This latest collection is ever growing as Phil will always consider bespoke requests from customers. He supplies a number of galleries and independent shops throughout the UK, but is also happy to deal directly with customer enquiries.


Web Shop is Online We now have a web shop up & running, please take a look: For trade enquiries please see If you have any questions or feedback please contact Phil / Andrea

New Website

We’re very pleased to have a new WordPress website up & running. Phil will be posting details/photos of new products, shows, etc

Contact Phil

Phil Jackson would love to hear from you if you have an enquiry about anything we make or commissioning bespoke products like wedding items or themed (ie, Rabbit or Guinea Pig)

Workshop : 01432 830466

Mobile :  07974 127232

eMail : phil@beamers-designs.co.uk