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 ...

Stairs cupboard

The photographs below show an under-stairs cupboard. The space under a staircase can be great for storage, the challenge here was to decide  how best to use this awkward shaped space. The solution was to build a walk-in cupboard at the tallest end, complete with a wardrobe clothes rail. In the middle section I fitted a 3 ...

Fold-away desk

The photos show a folding drop-leaf desk I recently made. The client works from home and asked for a desk which could be folded away when not in use. The desk is constructed from MDF with a melamine finish with softwood legs & frame. I have also included the original 3d design/sketch.

Fitted floating shelves

The photos here show some oak-edged shelves I built and fitted this week. The shelves are to be painted and the oak oiled.

Double glazing and draught-proofing

The photograph first here shows some double glazed sashes I have been working on for a property in Brighton, plus a couple of photos showing the parting-bead and staff-bead used to draught-proof the windows. I have glazed them with 14mm low-e sealed units. Thermal efficiency in windows is calculated as a U-value, with single-glazed windows having as value ...

Triple Box Sash Window

The photos below show a 3-in-one sash window I have been working on. The client asked for a double glazed sash window to match the original style of the windows in the neighbouring properties. The glazing bars and rails are machined slightly larger than traditional ones to accommodate the double glazed units. Low-e units and ...

Wall of fitted shelves

This next project is a whole wall of box type shelving. For storage of books and records etc. The shelves are constructed as a whole collection of different boxes from moisture resistant MDF. The boxes will be primed and painted and put together to produce a 12' 6" high shelving unit. I will add further ...

Georgian sash windows

I recently constructed and installed four Georgian style sash windows for a property in Brighton. Despite the fact that the house was a listed building, the original windows had been replaced with UPVC windows. The owners wished to have them restored to the traditional style . The photographs below show various stages of the construction ...

Beech fitted cupboard / wardrobe

The pictures show a fitted cupboard/wardrobe I recently made for a client in Brighton. The cupboard had to be assembled at the property as it was too big to get into the room in one piece. It was at times quite tricky, working in limited space with such a large piece of furniture. Also pictured ...

30 more floating shelves

This week I built and fitted 30 floating shelves for clients in Hove. Here are a few photos taken towards the end of the job. These shelves are constructed from MDF. My clients now have the task of painting them. I will post another photo or two when they are finished.

Bathroom Cabinet, Made-to-Measure

Today I fitted a bathroom cabinet in a property in Hove. Click images to view a few photos of the cabinet in the workshop and in the bathroom. The cabinet was built to the clients specifications with glass shelves and a professionally sprayed finish. If you would like me to quote for fitted bathroom, bedroom or ...

Double Glazed Sash Windows

This week I have been working on sash windows again. I often get asked if it is possible to double-glaze existing sash windows. The answer is yes and no, it will depend on the style and condition of the window, and also on whether or not the property is listed etc. Building regulations also control ...

Bedside Cabinets made-to-measure

This post is an update to last week's work in progress, the pair of oak bedside cabinets are now finished.

Made-to-measure Oak Bookcases

These photos show a project I have just completed,- building and installing a wall of bookcases in a Hove sea-front flat. The bookcases are three made-to-measure units constructed from boards veneered with oak.

Artist’s studio / Garden shed

I was asked to construct, install and glaze some very tall windows and a door for a garden studio. The client is a Brighton-based artist & designer who required extra space to enable him to work from home. The front wall of the studio is formed of five glazed frames each 10'2" (3.1m) tall and ...

Alcove Shelving

These shelves are made from oak and MDF for clients in Brighton. They wanted some shelves to span a six foot alcove. Each shelf is constructed from two boards, each cut to fit between the uneven walls found in older properties. Solid oak strips have been used for the front of the shelving unit. The ...

Sash Window Workshop

Here you can see a couple of photographs showing sash windows being constructed in the workshop. Sash frames are constructed from softwood using traditional joinery.

Shelving & storage unit

This is an example of a shelving and storage unit designed to fit in a child's attic bedroom.