Oak Vanity Unit

This vanity unit is made from Oak-veneered MDF panels which are 'lipped' on the front edges with solid Oak. This gives good stability, in that the larger panels will not twist or move over time as solid timber might and the cost is reduced for the…

Alcove Cabinets

A good proportion of my work is fitting alcove cabinets either side of chimney stacks, predominantly in Victorian houses. There are many configurations possible in alcoves, including full bookcases, split bookcase uppers and cabinet lowers. I can…

Sash Window Restoration

The sash windows on this property had become stuck from being painted over and also due to sash cord breaks, which dropped the weights into the box. On a general sash renovation, I release the sash frames from their boxes, repair and paint them,…

Simple ply shelving

These simple (Birch Ply) shelves were made to match a wall of existing shelving on the opposite side of a study. Not a complicated job, but one where the final finish had to accurately match the other shelves, which required some testing and several…

Bedroom Wardrobe

This large wardrobe was fitted to a property with nearly 2.7m ceilings, so it added a lot of storage capacity. I incorporated drawer units into the internal space, as well as three hanging rails at different heights for the customer's clothing. The…

Refinishing solid worktops

The customer had a kitchen with nice, solid hardwood worktops. However, the top surfaces of the worktops were looking a little worse for wear. Because the wood was solid and not a thin veneer, I was able to sand them down a little to remove most, if…

Sash Window Making

If your sash windows are beyond repair, I can re-make the sashes to order. After measuring up, the sashes are constructed using 'old school' techniques, whether using hand tools or some of our lovely old machines. We can match Victorian and Georgian…

Decking replacement

The decking at this customer's property had been down for a good twenty years. Although the condition of the grooved decking boarding was poor, the underlying structure was fairly level and was structurally sound. The customer therefore wanted to…

Walk-in wardrobe

This job came around at the end of a large renovation the clients were finishing. The creation of their new loft bedroom meant there was an opportunity to make use of a smaller space as a walk-in wardrobe. The client already had a layout in mind, so…

Twin Alcove Cabinets

These alcove cabinets are either side of a chimney breast in a Victorian house. The right-hand side was designed to house a flat-screen tv and the left was mainly storage for kids games and toys. Both have bookcases above and in this case we used…

Fitting Ikea kitchens

If you are working to a tight budget on a kitchen remodel, you might be considering Ikea units. Ikea cabinets have their pros and cons, but the cons can be overcome with careful and considered fitting. My own opinion of Ikea cabinets is that they…

Bookcase & Boiler cabinet

The client requested a combined unit that would hold a variety of media, but that would also cover a floor-level boiler. The boiler part of the unit had to be easily removable for access, so special fixings were used. The bookcases were designed to…

Bedside Cabinet (American Walnut)

There is nothing quite like working with solid wood and this piece of American Walnut came to me from a friend, who had it left over from another cabinet job. I made a bedside cabinet with it using traditional techniques and hand tools. The cabinet…

New door for the coal shed

Recreating a small, exterior door for a coal shed. The client wanted it to last longer than the original. I made it in a new engineered wood called Accoya, which has very high-resilience to weathering and suits joinery work very well. The frame of…