There’s never been a better time to take up a hobby!
In an ideal world, working from home is something that many of us would aspire to doing. Whether it’s having the option of a more flexible work / life balance, saying goodbye to a two hour commute, or simply a way to reduce stress levels, we see working from home as a utopian way of life!
In reality, as many people are now quickly realising in these unprecedented times, working from home doesn’t suit everyone.
Currently, the majority of the UK’s working population is wherever possible temporarily based at home, juggling online meetings in-between home schooling, whilst trying to remain positive.
Everyone will have their own coping mechanisms, but in times such as these it’s especially important to allow yourself some 'you' time. Taking up a new hobby, or re-visiting an old one is a great way of simply having some time out.
In fact, only in the last week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both patrons of ‘Heads Together’, emphasized the importance of mental wellbeing in these current times. One of their top tips was to allow yourself time to do something you enjoy, so if you are considering a new pursuit, perhaps marquetry might whet your appetite?
It’s a craft that certainly requires patience, coupled with a love of wood, but there are few things more satisfying than creating an object or transforming a piece of tired looking wooden furniture into something beautiful.
At The Wood Veneer Hub, we specialise in the supply of wood veneer. From more commonly found woods including Beech, Teak and Cherry to more rare species such as Makore, Indian Rosewood and Cerejeira, each veneer demonstrates the fabulous properties that wood offers.