bespoke furniture & joinery
Furniture serves far more than practical purposes. Our tastes and philosophies are reflected in its design and quality, and our relationships with it are both sensory and sentimental. We look at, touch, hear and smell it, and it can become part of families, and buildings, for generations.
Bespoke furniture is special because the involvement of the client in a collaborative design process and the dedication of the furniture maker to that unique piece is stimulating and rewarding. My role is to help clients to think through and explore their needs, ideas and preferences, then to accentuate the features and finish of wood that has been carefully and responsibly chosen.
The gallery of pictures below shows a few of the console tables, writing desks, tv cabinets, and bookcases I have made, but it is only an indication of my versatility. I make free-standing tables to fitted home offices; I can make a lit mirror cabinet for a bathroom to a fully plumbed bar at a wedding venue and am open to all enquiries. I encourage anyone to commission furniture rather than spend lots of time searching for something that may not be made to high construction or environmental standards.
Whether furniture is freestanding or fitted, it can add a further dimension to the place it is measured, designed and made for. I am fortunate to work with people looking for something distinctive for where they live, work and worship. By combining traditional skills and techniques with favoured woods like oak and walnut, I create enduring furniture that meets practical needs but has appeal and character.
Approaching a furniture maker rather than a salesman may seem intimidating, but it is the best way to ensure something meets your practical needs, aesthetic ideals and is in proportion to where you intend to put it.
Anything handmade takes time to craft, but bespoke does not necessarily equate to luxury prices. Just like preferences for style, timber and finish, budget is an important aspect of any enquiry and you will be guided through all the possible options. You may, for example, choose to paint cupboards and shelves after they have been installed.
Telephone discussions are typically followed up with a visit to get accurate measurements, and drawings will then be produced together with a price and estimated completion date. The design service is free, but once an instruction to proceed is given, a deposit will be required with the balance due on delivery.
10, Killynether Road
Newtownards BT23 4SW
Monday to Friday 08:30-18:30, Saturday 08:30-12:30