A walnut cluster credenza cabinet with book matched walnut cluster veneered doors. The client chose to have the walnut exterior of the cabinet bleached and finished in a matt lacquer. The effect is far more subtle than the naturally darker colour the walnut would have been.
Nothing gives a room a feeling of history quite like linenfold panelling. Most people who look at it would assume it’s probably a few hundred years old. This hand carved linenfold wardrobe has that feeling of traditional panelling with all the luxury of a modern fitted wardrobe. Continue reading “Hand carved linenfold wardrobe”
Chocolate coloured walnut desk with a leather writing insert above a single drawer. This is a home office or study desk focused on luxury and elegance. From the tactile surfaces on the top, tapering down to the bottom of the gently curved legs.
There’s a brass handle detail cut into the centre of the drawer front.
The overall appearance is very simple but the finished desk is a very tactile luxury piece. The high quality goes throughout with the same high level of finish inside the drawer box.
Shoreditch aged pine kitchen. Small and uncluttered with cabinets colour matched to the existing pine joinery in the room. The cabinet interiors are in modern laminate boards to be harder wearing and durable enough to withstand normal kitchen wear and tear. The worktop is in hard wearing corian. The long, narrow room is nice and bright thanks to a skylight at the far end of the room. That along with the old floor tiles and aged pine kitchen units give the room a relaxed feel, more continental than busy London. Continue reading “Shoreditch aged pine kitchen”
His and her’s pippy oak wardrobes, tall and slim. They were made to sit either side of a chimney breast in a Victorian house with high ceilings. The doors and side panels are veneered in pippy oak. It’s a highly decorative veneer which has the figure of the oak with small, scattered patches of burrs. Continue reading “His and her’s pippy oak wardrobes”
A very highly specified kitchen commissioned by architect Paul Johnson for his clients’ home in Mayfair. All kitchen gadgets discreetly hidden out of the way inside tambour units or behind the ice birch veneered panels and doors. Continue reading “Iced birch kitchen”
A tall, freestanding wardrobe in American black walnut with a cedar of Lebanon back and drawer interiors.
This was for a lady who was adamant that no moth would ruin her collection of cashmeres. Drawers were so well fitted on traditional runners that you couldn’t slip a piece of paper through the drawer gaps once closed. The top drawer has a lock but that was more for prying eyes than moths. Continue reading “Walnut and cedar wardrobe”
An essential for inside the entrance of the homes of people who will not allow mud to be trampled on to their floors or carpets. Continue reading “Wabi-sabi shoe bench in ash”
A beautifully appointed study for a client in Pimlico. Large panels of massur birch veneer are framed in mitred oak with wedge inlays.
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Another personal project, the bedroom at Woodclose. Every opportunity to make something taken , from the mirror stand on the chest of drawers to the light switch above the bed.
In the back corner is a pitch pine bookcase that was built around the roof support. I wasn’t going to let some boxed in steel beam deprive me of storage space. Continue reading “Woodclose bedroom”
Pale sycamore inlays add a striking contrast against the black walnut of this book display cabinet.
Hand painted fitted wall units with shelving featuring inset down lights above low drawer units fill the chimney breast recesses in this beautiful townhouse. Continue reading “Chelsea townhouse wall cabinets”
A large painted wardrobe in this top floor master bedroom. Being on the top floor the room tends to get very warm in summer so the wardrobe had to be built around the air conditioning unit. Continue reading “Hampstead master bedroom”
Please excuse the choppy photography. One very small but very cute and perfectly functional kitchen my camera just couldn’t fit in. Every little detail received the same attention, from the client’s enamel door knobs she found in Anthropologie to the cooker hood which had to be taken apart and powder coated a warm white to match the whitewashed ash cabinets. Continue reading “Tillie’s Pimlico kitchen”
Sometimes function isn’t enough. This hanging rail was commissioned by a client who felt his steel hanging rail might work fine but it didn’t do anything for the look of his entrance hall. Continue reading “Oak hanging rail”
This was a personal project. It’s my old kitchen, the one where I started making furniture in 1990 and kept changing or adding bits right up to the time I moved out in 2013. Thanks to the estate agent for the photos! Continue reading “Woodclose sycamore kitchen”
A painted MDF wall cabinet with a solid walnut insert to house a TV Continue reading “TV wall cabinet”
A coffee table in black oak based on a mid-century Scandinavian design. Continue reading “Scandinavian coffee table”
A very simple looking walnut display box made to hold a collectors vase. It’s glass on four sides and mirror on the back.
Continue reading “Walnut display cube”
There’s no one type of media cabinet these days. Dimensions of any kind of TV or media cabinet used to be dictated by the huge CRT TV it was built around. Now that TV’s can be in picture frames it comes down to the range of gadgets you want to fit in. Continue reading “Dark mahogany media cabinet”
A tall storage cabinet for an office in Victoria. This was for a client who wanted something more than just functional to impress their clients. The solid and custom veneered cabinet picks up the details of not just the nearby doors and skirting but has a vaulted top to fit perfectly in the curve of the ceiling above. Continue reading “Vaulted file cabinet in oak”
A walk through wardrobe built into the small room between a master bedroom and bathroom. Continue reading “Upper Brook Street walk through wardrobe”
A heavy oak display case made to look older than it is by not completely planing the oak. Just leaving traces of the rough sawn timber but giving it a full lacquer finish to make it seem like it had had years of abuse. Continue reading “Distressed oak display case”
Sometimes commissions become something quite different from the initial conversations. This was intended to be a single loveseat, no upholstery, wood carved into an s-shape with the two seats facing toward each other for relaxed conversation or romantically looking into each other’s eyes. Continue reading “Love seat”
Bespoke furniture in the bespoke showroom of Savile Row tailors Richard James. This is a tailor’s workbench in black MDF.