His and her’s pippy oak wardrobes



His and her’s pippy oak wardrobes, tall and slim. Made to sit either side of a chimney breast in a Victorian house with high ceilings. I veneered the doors and side panels in pippy oak. It’s a highly decorative veneer which has the familiar figure of the oak with small, scattered patches of burrs.

I used crown cut veneer oak panels inside  to highlight the pippy oak outside and keep the cost under control.

I made these for a couple and the interiors were arranged to suit each person. This is the where bespoke furniture really is better than shop sold furniture. You decide on all the details. The husband chose double hanging rails and a shelf and his wife went for drawers and extra shoe storage.


The look of these wardrobes is very modern so the overall detail was kept simple. Something which really makes the quality of the veneers stand out.


I framed the side panels in solid oak to highlight the pippy veneer.  I used dovetail spline joints in the front corners of the cornice to add an interesting joinery detail.


Here’s some detail shots of the oak door handles against the pippy oak background.