What is Rag ‘n’ Bone Brown?

My name is Keith Brown, I'm from Norwich in the UK and I'm 35. Woodwork and upcycling has been a hobby of mine for many years. I'm self taught but I learned a lot from watching my favourite woodworkers on YouTube.

I like to make things out of stuff that people dispose of, so most of my projects are made from materials found by bins, in skips, at reclamation yards or donated to me.  It’s very rare that I buy wood.   

I started to share photos and information about my projects on my blog in 2012 (see Early Projects), and started making videos for YouTube in 2015 where I have a growing list of views and subscribers.


Is this your full time job?

No - I work full time, doing woodwork/upcycling in my spare time - weekends and evenings. 


What does “Rag ‘n’ Bone” mean?

According to Wikipedia: “A rag-and-bone man collects unwanted household items and sells them to merchants. Traditionally this was a task performed on foot, with the scavenged materials (which included rags, bones and various metals) kept in a small bag slung over the shoulder.”


I appreciate what you do - how can I show my support?

You can become a patron on Patreon or use the PayPal donate button at the side of the page.  Donations are very much appreciated and they help me to continue providing free videos on YouTube, as well as buying tools, equipment for filming, hosting this website, etc.


Do you sell items that you’ve made?

I do sell some of the items I make on my Etsy store


Can you make or build me something?  

Possibly - get in touch with me to enquire about a commission


What camera do you use to film your videos?

I currently use the Panasonic HC-V770 with an external Rode VideoMic


What microphone do you use to narrate your videos?

I use the Blue Yeti USB microphone.  I’m very happy with it.


What software do you use to edit your videos?

I use Magix Movie Studio 14 Platinum.  It's ok, but it can be buggy.  I mainly use it because it's what I'm used to using


What tools do you use?

Check out my Tools page


What other YouTube channels would you recommend?

Check out my Links page