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Home Office and Study Storage

Working form home and using the spare room as a study/office is a common feature in todays world. Our client for this built in study wanted a real functional home office that would give great storage, maximise the high ceilings, be very functional, but still give a […]

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Old Cottages, Oak Beams & New Oak Storage

Old 500 year old cottage with stunning period and traditional details. Not one room with a straight wall or level surface, makes built furniture a real challenge. Obviously nothing off the shelf fits to this interior, either by size or style. Desperately wanting storage but not a […]

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Bookcases, Display Shelves built in and freestanding

Bookcases, Display Shelves built in and freestanding

With world book day this week, we thought it a good opportunity to display some bookcases and shelves from the project archives and some of our favourite designers. Simple designs and simple storage, but when done well the books have a task of holding their own against […]

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Old Properties full of character, but no furniture storage

We had a call a few months back from a lovely client who just moved into to an 300 year old cottage, desperate for furniture storage ideas. Classic Cotswold stoneworks and heavy structural timbers, but for all the charm, beams, character and period details. Not one wall […]

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Furniture design drawings

With the design of projects being very individual and bespoke to the clients need. A key part of our design process are the furniture design drawings. We can work from basic sketches, but would never expect the client to proceed with a project based on a conversation […]

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Furniture joints to enhance and showcase the piece

We recently made a storage bench settle, that I designed a nice little joint detail. This is a through tenon that attaches the armrest to the legs. To give the bench a lift, I decided to utilise a wedge tenon technique. The tenon is cut in a […]

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English Heritage Reproduction Furniture Commissions

Over the years we have been involved with heritage clients. These projects are often as much a learning process as they are a privilage to work on. Working closely with historians, archivists and specialist craftsmen, reproduction pieces are designed and built remaining close to the period and […]

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Chairs for sitting & Chairs for storage

Be it dining room chairs, lounge seats, storage benches, when we are asked to make chairs or design seats, clients are often surprised by the amount of work involved to create a good seat. As a lot of the time in the construction is taken up by […]

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Curved Walnut TV Cabinet

Sometimes the furniture we create is secondary to the clients primary needs. The furniture is not always a showpiece or a talking point, but more a way to create a stage to display some other precious item. This brief in itself is a challenge as the item […]

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Coffee Tables bespoke with other materials

We are often asked by our clients for a piece of furniture that they would love to be an Heirloom for them to enjoy and pass on. As nice as these are to make, it is difficult to capture a piece that will be enjoyed in present […]

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