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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...