I am able to make specific individual pieces of quality furniture, produced in either period or contemporary styles according to your wishes. I can veneer, inlay and make mouldings to suit and finish to your requirements including French polish.
Work of this quality demands care in veneer & timber selection, correct acclimatisation of components during production and an eye for detail when cutting & matching veneer etc. All wood moves continually according to season or home heating so care is needed to assure the bulk of movement has occurred before veneering / finishing.
A tall oak glassware display cabinet
Made to my own design in quarter sawn oak, this cabinet stands at over six feet tall and is fitted with toughened glass shelving and glazing. The doors are made with slim glazing bars / framing which allow an unrestricted view of the contents. Finished and coloured to the customers requirements using my own methods. The medullary rays, 'tiger striping' of the quarter sawn oak are shown off to great effect. Fitted with quality brassware from Optimum Brasses and remotely operated hidden LED lighting .
A John Channon inspired cabinet
A large oak / walnut cabinet based on a John Channon piece made in 1780. The client requested that it was made using traditional methods using solid timber for all the panels as opposed to MDF or plywood which is the modern practice. This is more costly and labour intensive but the piece will age and acquire character if made in solid timber. All of the panels are made in planked oak and then veneered in wild French walnut. All of the cross grained mouldings, glazing bars and pediment components are made in solid walnut. The whole was then traditionally French polished and finally waxed.
The design was a coalition of ideas between myself and the client. An enjoyable and challenging project.
The gallery below shows the finished cabinet in position at the clients home.