Cal Smith is The Furniture Butcher. Cal designs and creates one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. His workshop is in the grounds of a former butcher’s shop in East London. 

He rescues and deconstructs furniture and other intriguing objects. He then recycles these materials to craft functional and beautiful new items.

Cal has a BSc in Conservation and Restoration. He has worked on projects for clients such as Tate Britain, The Horniman Museum, The National Trust, Channel 4 and Discovery Channel.


  • Alteration of existing pieces of furniture
  • Creation of new furniture from recycled materials to your specifications
  • Restoration of furniture and decorative architectural features
  • Unique pieces of furniture are available to purchase directly from the workshop by appointment

Brewer’s Bar, designed and run by Cal, is open now at 77 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston. It sells items made by The Furniture Butcher.

Review:  Out of the Woodwork on The City Story.