Martin Hough Biography – Martin Hough Wiki
Martin Hough is a furniture designer, woodworker and expert on BBC’s Money for Nothing. He is the owner of Hough Furniture, a handmade furniture workshop situated in North Stoke, United Kingdom. He started the business in June 2014.
Prior to Hough Furniture, Martin was the owner of 23 Chairs, an upcycling–recycling business. He started the business in Mount Pleasant, Katesgrove, after eight years of travelling around Australia and New Zealand where he learned and honed his cabinet making and joinery skills.
He told BerkshireLive: “I’ve worked as a cabinet maker over the last eight years but it has always been a dream of mine to start my own business, so I’m living the dream.”
Hough retrieves furniture from auctions and charity shops and then works his magic.
He said: “For upcycling pieces I take a vintage or retro piece of furniture and put a modern twist on it. I like mid-century design in furniture. I’m not into the Edwardian or Georgian periods but [prefer] the 50s to 70s and some war time stuff.”
He added: “I get a lot of furniture which is in a really bad state but has got some really lovely shapes and you can see that with a bit of TLC you can give it a new lease of life.”
Martin Hough Money for Nothing
Furniture maker Martin Hough is an artisan on the BBC TV Programme “Money For Nothing”. He made TV debut for Money For Nothing on BBC One in June 2022.
Hough’s Instagram handle is @houghfurniture.