Wall-to-wall fitted wardrobe

This beautiful property at the top of the town has a view that looks across parkland and beyond, over almost the whole of the city. But as is the case with much new-build property both in Brighton & Hove and elsewhere there is lack of storage facilities. The clients came to me first to build ...

Two great cabinet projects

I decided to present these two projects together as they share some of the features I have been developing this year. While there is much in common in the design of these two pieces, with both comprising shelving above a run of 3 cabinets, each has been tailor made to suit the clients requirements.  The first, ...

Study Furniture

On many occasions over the years I have been commissioned to work for academics from the University of Sussex. Most often, as you might guess, to build bookcases. This slightly larger scale project includes a desk, shelving, a drawer unit and a storage cabinet. A solid oak kitchen worktop serves here as a desk. Built ...

Bookcase across an archway

Bookcases have become a focus of my work over the years, this example was a great project which I have recently completed. The large high-ceilinged room at the heart of the property features an archway where 2 rooms have been knocked through to create one big space. The bookcase makes a feature of this arch and is ...

Illuminated Cabinets

Here I have designed and built a pair of illuminated display cabinets. They hang above some existing fitted furniture. The toughened glass shelving and  glazed doors allow the LED fittings to light the whole cabinet. Another project at the same property is pictured below, a corner bookcase, spray finished with white paint.

Large oak bookcase in hallway

Some recent work: a large oak bookcase in Hove. This large oak bookcase, constructed in 5 parts, fits into an entrance hall in a property in the Seven Dials area of Brighton & Hove. It makes great use of a space that in many properties gets overlooked. The bookcase is built from a combination of ...

Television Cabinet / Sideboard

My clients for this project were looking to refresh their living room and get a new look cabinet for a new television. The combination of the solid oak worktop with white satin cabinets has created a fresh look. All cables are hidden away, and boxes housed in the shelves beneath the television. The cabinet doors ...

Fitted Bookcase

I built this large fitted bookcase for an apartment in Brighton. Access was slightly tricky at this location, so it took some planning to make sure each piece could be taken in and assembled without any problems. For projects such as this one, all the cutting and construction work is done at my workshop. The ...

Alcove ‘Floating’ Shelves

Over the years I have built thousands of these simple 'floating' shelves, so called because they have no visible brackets or fixings.The shelves pictured here are constructed from MDF and have been painted with a white satin finish.They are a great way to use the space in an alcove and to transform the look of ...

Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Again, this project was to create some elegant fitted bedroom furniture for a newly built loft extension.A loft extension can add valuable space to a small property, but finding the best solutions for storage in unusual shaped spaces requires some careful consideration. I was very pleased with the results pictured here. As you can see, ...

Fitted Wardrobe, Loft Bedroom

(More photos to follow shortly) The project shown here was to design and build a fitted wardrobe for a bedroom in a loft extension.The limited space, and access via a narrow staircase meant that the piece had to be transported in small pieces and assembled in the room.The integrated wardrobe, chest of drawers and shelving unit ...

Spray-finished Bookcases

In this recent project I worked to build a pair of very large fitted bookcases for a Victorian Era property in Kemptown, Brighton.As is often the case with properties of this period the first floor features tall windows and very high ceilings, the bookcases here needed to reflect that scale and grandeur.The bookcases were designed ...

Alcove fitted cabinets

Recently the most common work I have been asked to do is building cabinets fitted into alcoves, often with a few shelves above. I have collected some photographs here to illustrate the last few similar projects.

Gallery shelves

Over the many years that I have been working in carpentry & joinery I have often been asked to help out with art projects, this has ranged from building frames for painters, light-boxes for photographers and even large scale installations, theatre sets and props for film and television. I have added a couple of photographs ...

Special project in Denmark

It was a surprise for me to be asked to supply 5 traditional English sash windows for a project in Helsingør (Elsinore) Denmark.The clients had taken on a very ambitious project to restore a large building, at the time a redundant shop and transform it into a cafe and guesthouse.My role was to build and ...

Custom Built Bookcase

The photographs here show another example of a fitted bookcase for clients in Hove.

The construction is from white laminated board with an oak frame. The bookcase is built in 2 sections, one with deep shelves for vinyl records, and a second with shallower shelving for books.

Fitted wardrobe with oak doors

The photos here show a recently completed project to build and install a fitted wardrobe into a loft extension. Loft extensions can be difficult places to work as space and access are often limited. The ceiling slopes back behind the wardrobe finishing just a meter from the floor. I have used the space at the back of ...

Oak Bookshelves

If you have had a chance to browse the website, you may have noticed that bookcases have increasingly become a main focus of my work. More recently I have developed 2 designs which have proven popular with my clients and can be adapted in terms of size and layout to suit any situation.

1. shelving from ...

Sash Window Restoration Project

I was asked recently to refurbish and draught proof some sash windows at a property in Kemptown, Brighton.

The building is grade I listed and around 180 years old so any restoration work undertaken is subject to the strict regulations for this type of historic building.

The house looks out over Sussex Square gardens with a great ...

Pine wardrobe

I have been very busy lately working on various projects. Also, I have been surprised by the large number of enquiries in what I had previously thought to be the quietest part of the year. This project was completed a few weeks ago, so here are a couple of photographs showing the finished piece. The ...

Cherry shelving unit & oak cabinet

Update: The shelving unit for records, as mentioned in my last post, is now complete . The first photo here shows the completed unit before it had been varnished. In the second photo the unit has now been spray-lacquered to bring out the beauty of the cherry-wood veneer. Click on photographs to enlarge.

This piece of ...

Simple alcove shelves

Simple shelves fitted into alcoves are probably the thing I am asked to build more often than anything else. The MDF shelves pictured here are an excellent and affordable was to utilize the space either side of a fireplace. In this example the shelves in the right side alcove are build slightly bigger and once ...

White shelving & cabinets

This project, as mentioned in the previous post, is a wall of painted shelves and fitted cabinets for clients in Kemptown, Brighton. It is built from MDF and finished with a satinwood paint.

Wardrobes with sliding doors

The large fitted wardrobe from the last blog post is now finished. This triple wardrobe includes 4 hanging rails and 8 drawers. The cabinets are constructed from melamine laminated MDF. The sliding doors are grooved to emulate traditional paneled doors and finished with satinwood paint.

Cabinets with shelving unit

For this project I built and installed custom made shelving and storage units for clients in Brighton & Hove. The photograph (click to enlarge) shows one of a pair units. The cupboards and shelves were built to the clients specification in my Hove workshop. The example pictured here is a made-to-measure cabinet built to house ...