Bespoke Furniture Creation by Furniture & Design of Oxford
Watch our craftsmen as they design, manufacture and fit bespoke in-frame bookcases and a fire surround.
Our cabinet maker/designer begins by sketching his ideas, then goes on to hand-draw plans to scale.
Sawing timber for solid frames
We use the best furniture grade timber.
Thicknessing the timber
The planer-thicknesser machines the timber to exact sizes.
Shaker door assembly
Our doors are constructed from five components. The method is designed to stabilise the furniture, eliminating bowing or warping.
Solid timber edging is applied to the front edge of the shelving for added strength.
Sanding and routeringbookshelf
Shelf edges can be routered to any shape; from a simple radius to a more traditional, elaborate moulding.
Hanging door into frame
The traditional method of hanging doors on butt hinges is a skilled process requiring a high level of accuracy, as there is no tolerance for adjustment after fitting.
Spraying first primer coat
Finishing/polishing, any colour or finish, is done in our workshop by our own cabinet makers, giving us control over quality and ensuring a high level of finish. We use two-pack a/c lacquer for durability.
Rubbing down (de-nibbing)between coats
Two primer coats and two top coats are applied to each side, de-nibbing between coats. This fire surround is manufactured from fire-retardant MDF.
Stage 9 | Fitting furniture | Our cabinet makers install the finished product with care and attention to detail.