Treske is an independent family owned firm, proud of its reputation for excellence and its commitment to produce beautiful hardwood furniture to each clients' needs. The furniture our skilled craftsmen make here at our workshop in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is lovingly made by hand to order and can be customised to your own individual requirements. The traditional values of superb materials, fine craftsmanship and talented designers means that Treske home furniture is a byword for exceptional quality throughout the British Isles.
Treske holds the Manufacturing Guild Mark from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, awarded for excellence in British Furniture Manufacturing.
A great admirer of design in all forms, Mike's designs draw on Art Noveau, Arts and Crafts as well as Impressionist painting. Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and in particular Ivon Hitchens a British painter of landscapes that emerged from the impressionist movement.
Inspired by a heady mix of Pink Floyd and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with a keen interest in Voysey and Lutyens, Julian takes his modern inspiration from the world famous furniture designer John Makepeace.
A proud former member of the Winksley cum Grantley Young Farmers Club Lucy is now looking after the next generation of young farmers. Lucy's takes the natural outdoors of her native Dales as inspiration for her furniture design and is always looking forward to tackling customers projects. Having recently seen Fall Out Boy her music interests are rocky. Lucy plans to visit Canada and go to Lake Louise to see the real giants of rock.
A keen renovator of houses and their gardens, her membership of the Historic Houses Association allows Oliva to indulge in her passion for historic buildings and in particular Arts and Crafts houses. Foreign holidays feature Brazil and New Zealand, with Peru next on the bucket shop list.
Currently fitting in work while operating as the family taxi for her sporty children to Leeds for basketball and Teesside for football, she also finds time to walk Roxy the dog.
Football and the gym keep Lui out of trouble but with his interest in cars being stoked by the other petrol-heads at Treske it is only time before he takes to the track - possibly while listening to commentary on Manchester United. Inspired by Luc Donckerwolke, the former design director for Lamborghini Lui enjoys creating luxury designs.
An all-rounder, Simon plays cricket for Barton, Hockey for Richmond and skis in between. Inspired by design and technology at school he graduated in Furniture making and design, from Bucks University. When not designing furniture or playing sport, Simon is a keen off road biker and mechanic.
Tom when not cooking his favourite curry or reading about the next culinary delight, spends his spare time visiting old homes and churches looking at furniture. Inspired by the designs of Hans Wegner and George Nakashima Tom is the only person to be seen to commute to work on a long board. Walking is another pastime and with a hiking honeymoon in British Columbia Tom is prepared for the great walks on the Yorkshire Moors and Dales.
An outdoors veteran of working on ranches several days from help in the wilderness, John has now settled for the civilisation of North Yorkshire. A keen furniture maker himself, John is a Country Music fan, especially Johnny Cash. The man in the back of the home also cooks and fries a wide range of all American cheese and meat based culinary delights, from burgers to wings. John's favourite furniture item is the iconic Finn Juhl Easy 45 armchair.
A seasonal wine drinker Karen looks forward to the rewards of enjoying viniculture, especially following her mountain bicycle expeditions. Karen's recent coast to coast bike ride from St Bedes to Sunderland raised funds for her chosen charity the British Heart Foundation. Inspired by Norman Foster industrial interiors and glass designed buildings Karen left banking to complete a design degree. Karen enjoys travelling to some of the great cities of the world, recently taking in the Art Deco buildings of New York.
Inspired by some of the great 20th Century modernist architects and designers including Miles Van der Rohe and Arne Jacobsen, Beth discovered her talent and ambition for drawing and design. A love for seeing new places both above and below sea level have led to short breaks across Europe and long swims underwater at different exotic diving locations across the world from the Maldives to Thailand. Beth's ideal trip would be to dive off the Galapagos islands.
Well known for colourful shot descriptions on the local golf courses, Phil is a regular pub pop quiz champion with his well chosen team. A regular festival goer attending the Willowman and Beat Herder, Phil has recently seen Paradise Palace and would love to combine a wish to play golf abroad with seeing the Stone Roses in concert.
A keen photographer and sailor, Richard has taken up Field Archery and has qualified for the Scottish National Championships near Kelso. A keen collector of Jack Vettriano pictures Richard is inspired by his gentle love imagery.
A regular attendee at Motorsport shows, most recently the Porche meet at Malton, North Yorkshire, technical advances in motor engineering fascinate. Lee's favourite way of displaying timber is through in the large form of matched wooden staves when making table tops.
A talented singer, Chris can perform most music from Rock to Pop. Seeing live performances stimulates his musical abilities, a keen festival goer to Glastonbury and the Leeds Festival, most recently Chris has seen Katy B and now planning to go to Jess Glynne.
With his own 6 aside football team competing in a local league James finds time to enjoy going out to the many pubs in Thirsk, favourite The Frankland Arms, and socialising with his friends. Another keen music follower James like Dance and Rap going to as many concerts as possible, memorably attending a 50Cent concert at the Newcastle Metro Arena. James would like to travel to more of Europe in particular Italy for its food and sights.
All spare time taken up with children, but would like to resurrect his motorsport viewing at Croft and Silverstone. Would like to design and build the family home.
A keen follower of York City and for glamour Manchester United, Willie has also played football in goal for Thirsk in the Harrogate league twice reaching the Harrogate league cup final. Inspired by some of the Church furniture designs he has been involved in making, especially the altar for All Saint's Winterton, and the Choir Stalls for St Martins in the Fields.
A keen fly tier and fisherman with a record 31 inch 15 lb trout from Leighton Reservoir, John is currently making a model Danish fishing cutter. A keen carver and walking stick maker, John likes to carve distinctive gargoyles on the crook. Would like more time to paint watercolours and is inspired by Picasso.
Now an 18 handicap having taken up golf recently for outdoor recreation, Alex also likes gigs - best ever the Foo Fighters, and now looking forward to the Stone Roses.
Part of a keen cycling family, John regularly tackles the Yorkshire peaks of Le Tour route. In the work shed is a part finished Canadian Canoe just waiting for launching. Continuing the North American theme Shaker furniture is a great inspiration for John's furniture making.
As soon as it is raining H is running for the river. The search for pike has brought him success with front page news on Angling times reporting on his 28lb catch. Our best and most loyal Newcastle supporter his spray room is dedicated to past glories at St James's.
Weekends are often spent in the uniform and in the vehicle of a WW2 Royal Observer Corps, showing and giving talks about the Observer Corps at many of our regional shows. Mark is a keen shooting enthusiast which would fit with his ambition to have a Silver Birch woodland. When not entertaining others, Mark's interests include the British Home defences, and would like to be able to visit Germany's West Wall.
Josh plays base guitar at home. A fan of Punk Pop and the band You Me At Six he is much liked by all his neighbours. Keen to visit New York Josh plans to use his increasingly tattooed sleeve arm to hang onto the Empire State building in an homage to King Kong. Cooking, and especially Chinese sweet and sour is his speciality.
Joining the Car enthusiasts, Ben is a keen motorsport follower which will ideally culminate in the purchase of a Nissan S14A to introduce more excitement around his family homelands of Bedale and Masham. Ben loves travel, in particular to the US where Clearwater Florida is a highlight, braving the Jelly fish and Jaws memorabilia.
Adam's latest portrait is of Johnny Depp, now part of a growing number of celebrity and animal portraits which Adam draws for pleasure. A fitness fanatic, Adam can be found either in the gyms of his native Teesside or otherwise recovering in the kitchen cooking the regions' favourite dish - chicken parmesan.
A very keen sportsman and cricketer keeping wicket for Northallerton, any spare time is spent following Huddersfield Town FC. Tom listens to most genres of music and would like to return to Ibiza for more.
The South Kilvington Freddie Flintoft of the cricket team batting at number 4 and opening the bowling, like his doppelganger keeps fit at the gym and through home improvement projects, having given up boxing. James's taste for a wide variety of easy listening music is matched by his extensive travels to Australia, the far East and Europe. Next stop is to see an IPL game with cricketing friends in India, and then ideally onto a cruise of Caribbean tour venues. When not playing or thinking about cricket James is gradually enlarging his home, and is still just completing his extension.
Norman spends his spare time when not building bits of his house listening to classic 60's and 70's records - a connoisseur of ELO and the Beetles. When not chauffeuring the family, Norman dreams of exploring the Dolomites.
Philip loves seeing different parts of the country and finding time to walk and draw. Often touring on his motorbike, he is a keen collector of memorabilia.
The search for antiques to buy and sell takes up most weekends for Martyn, with the best find being an original Eames office chair. Martyn's woodwork career started with repair work to his door handle damaged guitar, which led to learning luthier skills and the making of several guitars. Martyn's alter ego would ideally be playing a true collector’s item, an inlaid Martin and Co guitar, quite possibly backed by his favourite brit pop band Oasis. Martyn's favourite furniture piece is a 1974 Ercol elm rocking chair from the Goldsmith range which is in pride of place at home and used to relax while listening to Northern Soul.
A keen North Yorkshire hockey player, Liam is a speedy midfielder bringing his stick skills honed at Thirsk hockey club to woodwork at Treske. Working in oak and walnut, and especially the smell of newly cut oak, gives Liam the most pleasure, as well as being involved with the creation of special items of furniture like the Manchester Cathedral altar. When not on the pitch, Liam is taking on the red trail with his mountain bike at Sutton Bank - hoping not to get a puncture 7 miles out next time!
Outside work Justin has rediscovered trout and salmon fishing to add to playing golf and hill walking as his outdoor activities. A recent home move may curtail some of this with a large amount of DIY to tackle.
If not making furniture Mark is building cars to race on track and in drifting competitions. The peak of his track career recently hit a new high, not anything else, while driving a Nascar on the Daytona track while on holiday. Mark enjoys the mechanical and technical challenges that racing and building his own cars give.
A keen camping and walking enthusiast, regular family holidays are in the Lake and Dumfriesshire. Russell's design inspiration is our own version of Mackintosh, Mike McIntosh our head of design and the excitement of working in a range of Arts and Crafts styles.
Karen continues her interest in culture with frequent visits to the cinema, theatre and musical performance. Would most like to see more alternative rock music, such as her current listening to the band Royal Blood. Would like Treske to do more work in Wales.
Sue when not trying to solve the never ending problem of keeping the showrooms clean is a keen birdwatcher and helps out with the local Thirsk Brass Band. With a great love of the Alps she regularly tours the sights of Austria.