Tucked away in the heart of Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, With Bear Hands was born out of a love for design and a need to create. Established in 2015 WBH has been steadily growing, building a large and loyal customer base. Our Passion for design drives every project. We want to make things that make you smile, objects and rooms that bring joy. Weather it’s a secret reading nook under your stairs or a coffee table or cabin in the garden. Using the best reclaimed and new materials we create bespoke and exciting creations.


Oli Lee

Hi, I am Oli Lee, the guy behind With Bear Hands.  I have always loved making things with my hands and WBH developed from this love.  I started out as an illustrator and set designer/builder at the world famous Aardman Animations here in Bristol. After a great few years working on television shows and commercials, I decided I wanted to spend more time with my young family and not commuting to and from work.  So With Bear Hands was born. Making things that bring a smile to your face, tactile objects and textures organic materials, this is what I love doing.
So if you have an idea or no idea at all, let me know and we can create something special.

Bathroom Cabinet made from reclaimed floorboards.

Belfast sink unit with old haberdashery shop draws

Chiseling out oak beams for large Beam bed

Bath room Pallet feature wall.