Cowfold :: Bespoke Solid Oak Trestle Table

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We made this bespoke solid Oak trestle table for our customer in Cowfold, to replicate a table they have in their holiday home in France. He provided us with photos of the table he wanted replicating, from which we were able to scale off. Producing drawings and a made to measure bespoke product.

We chose prime European oak for the table and selected quarter sawn boards for the top, which not only helps keep the top nice and flat but also shows the beautiful medullary rays. The base has hand cut mortice and tenon joints and the solid oak top has traditional bread board ends for stability.

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The table is hand finished with a grey tinted Osmo wax oil, this colour was chosen to tie in with other furniture in their home. This table has the added benefit of being easily adjustable, which means it can be used with any chair height and hopefully be passed down for many generations to come.

We understand that every project is different.

We are flexible with our approach and happy to accommadate any specific requirements.

Please call 01403-865-113 if you would like to discuss your project in more detail. 

West Sussex :: Alcove units with record Storage

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This customer based in West Sussex came to us to create a bespoke alcove unit to incorporate their love of their vinyl records into their home. The customers let us know that this was their dream home and planned on staying a very long time, so they wanted the build quality of handmade furniture.

Whilst talking through design ideas, they mentioned their love of having friends over and the need for more seating, this lead to us lowering the height of the unit, so they could double up as
seats, as well as storage. The unit was sprayed in Farrow and Ball all white waterbourne lacquer. The record unit and shelves are primarily made from oak veneered MDF, to help stay within their budget but with solid Oak edgings and cappings for durability.

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The solid Oak unit tops are finished in Osmo wax oil, which is extremely hard wearing and easily repairable by the customer if any mishaps were to occur during a party, which as we all know, can happen!

We understand that every project is different.

We are flexible with our approach and happy to accommadate any specific requirements.

Please call 01403-865-113 if you would like to discuss your project in more detail. 

Haywards Heath :: Grey and Oak Eaves Wardrobe

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This bespoke wardrobe was made for a customer in Haywards Heath, who had recently had a loft
conversion. As is usually the case with loft conversions, people want to make the most of the space available, however, this can be a bit tricky within the eaves of the house. As you can see nothing but a bespoke piece of furniture would have worked within this room. We have been able to create hanging space, shelves and drawers and even creating a little cupboard in the area above the drawers, that would otherwise be lost space. The exterior of this wardrobe is made from Oak veneered boards with a solid Oak 2mm edging for durability and finished with a grey polyurethane lacquer.

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The veneer allows us to create a more interesting piece of furniture, instead of it being a flat colour, up close you can see the grain and texture of the veneer through the lacquer. The doors and drawers are all on Blum tip on push to open mechanisms, creating clean lines across the entire piece.

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We understand that every project is different.

We are flexible with our approach and happy to accommadate any specific requirements.

Please call 01403-865-113 if you would like to discuss your project in more detail. 

New Year, new projects!

Well last year was definitely our most definitive and successful yet! It brought along big changes for us!

Moving workshops in the middle of the year was hard work and a lot of man hours but was most definitely worth it! It has enabled us to grow a little more. We had so much space, that we were able to install a spray booth and can now include this within our services, Matthew would now like an even BIGGER workshop!

During 2017 we have undertaken a lot more commercial work, which we have found has varied the type of jobs we are carrying out! For example, we are currently making bespoke bold red lockers for a business in West Sussex. Last year we made and fitted out a bakery and also an office in Savile Row, London! We would say we are moving up in the world but truthfully we are still a small, family run business that will put the kettle on for you, if you come to visit our workshop!

The Matthew Roberts Carpentry Team are excited about the year ahead and please do watch this space for more pictures of our upcoming projects.

Happy New Year to you all!

 

 

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Cottage wardrobe

We fitted a bespoke solid oak ledge (batten, if you are in the north) door wardrobe this week, in a lovely old cottage in Crowbourugh, East Sussex. The left side of the unit goes into an alcove making the unit double depth, giving shelving in the back and plenty of space in the front. The bespoke doors are made of solid oak and we tried to keep the boards ununiformed to keep with the cottages rustic feel, with hand fitted tongue and groove joints. The T-hinges and knobs are hand forged and finished with black wax.