The Creation of Bespoke Furniture

This page details the production of a bespoke display and storage cabinet to match my client's existing unit as closely as possible within the constraints of materials availability and budget.

Use the control buttons below to step through the project. Click the pictures to enlarge them.

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The Original Cabinet


This is an in-situ position photograph of the piece of furniture that my client asked me to re-create, and the starting point for this whole project.


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The Plans


Drawn from very accurate measurements taken from the original piece, my detailed plans form the blueprint for the new cabinet.


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The Cabinet Base


The cabinet base, to house the drawers, begins to take shape.


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The Cabinet Base (Rear)


Around the back of the drawer base.


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Trial Assembly


The top and bottom sections come together for the first time for a trial assembly.


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Building the Drawers


These are the materials required just to make up the drawers!


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The Drawers


A top quality drawer, fully dovetailed, made from Solid Oak and Utile with Ebony cocked beading around the edge.


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Drawers Fitted


The drawers are checked for fitting and adjusted as necessary. That's a LOT of dovetail joints!


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Ready For Finishing


One final assembly prior to finishing. Note that all of the handles are drilled and trial fitted too.


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Finishing


The first stage of finishing was to oil the pieces to enhance the grain.


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The Finished Article


In all it's glory, the completed cabinet.


 


The Commissioning Process

I try to make the commissioning of furniture a very personal, enjoyable and rewarding experience in which the client takes an active role at all stages of the journey from workshop to their home.

A full explanation of the commissioning process and the services I offer can be seen on the Bespoke Pieces page.

Bespoke Pieces

As a skilled cabinet maker, I am more than happy to discuss the commissioning of new bespoke pieces. Feel free to contact me with your ideas for a no-obligation discussion.

 

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Contact Me

Stephen Davies
43 Curtis Avenue
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
Email: restore@stephenjdavies.biz
Telephone: 01235 200 869
Mobile: 07870 134 826