Category Archives: cupboards

Shoe Rack with Drawers

Made from American Oak this handy piece of furniture answers the question of where to put those shoes that otherwise clutter the hallway.
The two drawers above the rack serve to store scarfs, gloves and other miscellaneous items. The overall depth is 250mm so it does not intrude into the passage.
Finishing oil was used to finish off the piece bringing out the ‘flavour’ of the wood and giving hard wearing protection.

Fitted wardrobe with sliding doors

Fitted wardrobe with sliding doors, main carcass white melamine faced and lipped MDF. Custom built wardrobes and cupboards make good use of an other wise unused space. There are literally 100s of different finishes available to suit all interiors please enquire about finishes available -it doesn’t have to be white.

Bookcase in Southampton manufactured from Southern Yellow Pine

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This bookcase made for a job in Southampton, manufactured from Southern Yellow Pine, was made in three sections and assembled on site. The bookcase strips you can see enable you to maximise the storage capacity of the case. The shelves sit on feet that are inserted into the grooves on the strips, which are fitted into a machined rebate. This way they are unobtrusive and you get the maximum amount of storage from each shelf. There are two options available: chrome or brass.

The case has birch-faced backs, which complement the pine nicely.

Southern yellow pine is a superb species of timber from Oregon in the USA. I am able to obtain this in widths of 287mm (11 ½ “) and in thicknesses of 21, 27 and 33mm (7/8”, 1 1/8”,  1 ¼” ). Lengths up to 5 meters (16ft + ) are available.

Southern yellow ‘Pinus Strobus’ is a straight grained timber that has a low shrinkage and very little movement, so it is not prone to cupping, that is turning up at the edges on wide boards. It’s used in pattern making, carving, drawing boards, high-class joinery and general interior carpentry. It is not suitable for exterior work in exposed areas or for boat building. This is a beautiful wood, the grain often displaying pronounced reddish-brown streaks on a pale straw background.

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The finished shelves

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A free standing wardrobe

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A free standing wardrobe is a  practical and cost effective way of having hanging space for clothes and shoes in a limited space. The room itself was only three meters by one meter, roughly 10ft by 3ft, and the owner wasn’t quite sure why such a small room existed in their new home. The house was built in the 1970s.

Southampton fitted wardrobe

The material used was standard conti-board which fitted in with the rest of the décor. I made a lid with end pieces and a short back; this prevents the top from sagging over time with the weight of the clothes. Two sides were then added. There was no back.

The whole piece was then simply screwed to the wall. Being 500mm deep, about 20”, there was room for the customer to access the ‘fitted’ wardrobe.

Storage cupboards

Two storage cupboards manufactured using Real wood Oak veneer MDF with the edges lipped in Oak, the shelves can be adjusted up or down using the brass inserts these are fitted into a groove so they are flush. The doors are made from solid Oak and 6mm Oak veneered MDF. The customer asked me to finish the cupboards in finishing oil.

 

Grilled door wardrobe with drawers.

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A two door, four drawer wardrobe built into an alcove, the advantage of grilled doors is that the contents of the wardrobe are aired so you avoid that musty smell that sometimes occurs in wardrobes, particularly if that wardrobe is built against an external wall. This format of two doors to the left and right hand with drawers in the middle makes full use of the space provided the drawers are fairly deep 300 mm, giving lots of space to store clothes.Internally there are hanging rails on both sides along with shelves. Constructed from 18 mm MDF with softwood lipping on all exposed edges and joinery grade Redwood for the doors, the grills available in several patterns are 8mm MDF.

Chimney breast storage cupboards

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Chimney breast storage cupboards with floating shelves. Filling in each side of a chimney breast has its advantages, tidying up an otherwise cluttered room, storage like this enables the usual stuff like t.v. and music centres to be accommodated whilst inside the cupboard the broadband box (never a pretty thing to look at) and cables are all out of sight. The floating shelves above are useful for books, ornaments or such like. With these particular cupboards the doors rather than being similar to a Shaker design are beaded with a miniature. Torus moulding that matches joinery detail within the room and also ‘softens’ the overall visual impact. The side cheeks either side of the shelves finish off the project nicely.