woodworker using palm router

About Us

At Utology Designs our focus is on creating handmade pieces which are simple in form, yet practical in function. Through clean lines, pared-back aesthetic and understated elegance, we aim to offer timeless, high quality products which are valued and cherished. The name is a nod to the word utility, as we believe in designing products which are inherently useful, now, and in years to come by focusing on functionality and quality materials. Storage and organisation are key themes in our product development, as we aim to create solutions to some of life's everyday tasks in the home and office.

How We Work

We work primarily with hardwoods, including oak, ash and walnut, bringing in elements of other materials such as brass, leather and wool felt. All products are designed, developed and made in our workshop on the Wirral, just south of Liverpool, in the UK. We make everything to order, so you know your item has been made specifically for you. As well as designing and making our product range, we also work with people and businesses on creating something totally unique and tailored to their specific needs, whether it be a single item for a home or large batch to furnish every room in a hotel.

  • Well Sourced Materials

    We only source FSC/PEFC timber for our product range. Bespoke live edge timber may be storm damaged or dead standing.

  • Minimised Waste

    We make to order, meaning we only make what we need. By having a range of small items such as our card stands and wall hooks, we are able to keep our offcuts to a minimum. The offcuts to do produce are used as kindling and sawdust is given away for composting.

  • Made to Last

    We design and make our items with longevity in mind. Being made from solid wood means they can be repaired and refinished so with a bit of love they can last a lifetime!

oak, brass and felt magazine racks in production
hand sanding a wooden coat hook
wood rack the workshop with oak, yew, elm and walnut
  • "I requested a custom art shelf from Dan at Utology, and am absolutely delighted with it. It is more than perfect! - a true masterpiece of design, which I can’t stop admiring. Dan checked with me at every stage of production to ensure it matched the original concept, and the white wash finish blends in perfectly with the rest of my furniture too. I haven’t painted in quite a long time but now with my new set up I feel inspired to create again!"


  • "Dan and his team were excellent. Both in terms of consultation and craftmanship. It's rare to find someone who shares the same level of attention to detail as we have here! We are all 100% happy with the work and with our new bespoke benches. Couldn't have asked for a more competent joiner. Thanks guys!"

    Fourth Wall

  • "Very impressed with the bespoke work Dan did for me (medal racks)! It was better than I imagined it! i highly recommend Utology Designs for any quality projects !! great communication, planning consultation, great price and quick completion! definitely 10/10 service!!! thank you!"