Fitted Bookcases

I was asked to build a couple of fitted bookcases for a flat in the Clifton Hill / Montpelier neighbourhood of Brighton. The first piece, set into an alcove in the living room, comprises simple shelving above a 3-door cabinet. The interior of the cabinets is constructed from birch-plywood, the exterior components are spray-finished in ...

Pair of Fitted Bookcases

My most recent project was to build and install a pair of fitted bookcases at a property in the Cliftonville area of Hove. The Victorian era property was undergoing an extensive refurbishment including a new floor, heating and complete re-decoration. The client chose a matt paint in "Inchyra Blue" which contrasts with the solid oak ...

Beautiful Fitted Bookcase

My clients asked for a large fitted bookcase for their room in Brighton. The piece was to match another large bookcase on the adjacent wall. It stands a full 3 metres tall and 2.1m wide. While the books and pictures can be displayed across the shelving, CDs, DVDs and electrical cables are all tucked away ...

Two Children’s Bedrooms

A family moving into a modern home in Hove commissioned us to build this pair of rooms for their young children. Each room comprises a king sized bed surrounded by cabinets and shelving. Large open shelves along one side of the bed and bookcase style, adjustable shelving on the opposite wall. Some alterations were needed ...

Two Bespoke Bookcases

The photographs here show a couple of bookcases we recently completed. The larger one, comprising of a pair of cabinets with shelving above is spray finished in 'slipper satin' coloured paint. The second piece, in a similar style includes a 2 door cabinet, the colour here is 'all white'. If you would like a quote ...

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 ...

Living Room Cabinet

This project, completed this December, is a piece of living-room furniture ~ In essence a sideboard with shelving above. The cabinet worktop here is a single board spanning the full length and is illuminated from the back with dimmable LED lights. Beneath this, the row of drawers and cabinets are built with an oak veneer ...

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.

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 ...

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.

The first photograph ...