Bespoke furniture is special because clients participate in the design process. My role is to help them explore their needs, ideas and preferences, and then to accentuate the features and finish of materials that have been carefully and responsibly chosen. This collaborative effort is stimulating for a furniture maker and rewards clients with unique pieces that elevate their homes and work spaces.
This gallery shows a few of the cabinets, tables, fitted wall units and bookcases I have made, but it is only an indication of my versatility. I am open to all enquiries and 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 relax. 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.
how to commission me
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.
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. 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. Clients have, for example, chosen to paint cupboards and shelves after I have installed them. My design and quotation 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