Hi, I am Raphael Much, a trade carpenter from the Black Forest in the South of Germany based in the sunny Algarve.
During my 15 years of woodwork I gained experience in different areas such as store and house interiors, marine carpentry, exhibitions stands all over the world, and of course... handcrafted wooden bicycles!! Having experience in these areas enables me to combine industrial speed and skilled handcraft.
The search for a natural and sustainable way of living, was what brought me to study about Eco construction techniques. I am a certified Straw bale builder, having done my training in this area with the Fachverband Strohballenbau Deutschland.
I share a fully equipped carpentry workshop in Mexilhoeira da Carregação (Lagoa/Algarve) with Kennedy Fine Carpentry, which allows us to work on projects of any dimension from the planing fase to the final completion on site.
As a passionate carpenter I love to use the most stunning woods and combine them with modern materials creating nice contrasts and making sure that the right material is used for the right situation.
If you find it difficult to visualize your new garden pergola, office interior or living room wall, a computer generated 3D sketch can be done in order to help finalizing the design and choosing the right material from the beginning.
I would like to hear about your personal project and make it come to life, so please contact me.