Our bespoke furniture service
Just for you
Commissioning a bespoke handmade piece of furniture is a hugely rewarding process, resulting in a uniquely tailored piece of furniture for your home or design project. Custom-made furniture is made to your specific aesthetic, material and size requirements, with little to no compromise. Struggling to make a roomful of visually disparate elements work? The right bespoke piece can bring it all together.
A personalised process
Our collaboration begins with a detailed brief, which feeds into Edward’s initial design and sketches. Once we start the manufacturing process, we’ll keep you updated throughout. You can even visit the workshop to check on the project yourself! Finally, we’ll arrange delivery, typically by Edward or the lead cabinet maker on the project themselves.
What is bespoke furniture?
Rather than buying an existing product, bespoke furniture means you commission us to develop a new design that meets your exact requirements. We collaborate with you to create a piece of furniture that reflects your character, lifestyle and aesthetic. We are biased, but we believe having the right furniture significantly impacts, and improves, the way you live.
How long does it take to create a piece of bespoke furniture?
It is crucial to allow sufficient time for this essential stage. We typically allow 2-6 weeks for the design stage, but this can be longer depending on the project’s complexity and time spent aligning both parties’ diaries.
This is largely dependent on the type and complexity of project and can vary from 2 weeks up to 16 weeks or more. We often include specialist materials in our projects, which adds further time for managing the build in conjunction with our sub-contractor’s schedule. We will always give you a detailed timetable and schedule for your specific project once we have enough information.
Edward has prepared a series of questions to help glean as much information as possible about your hopes and expectations for the commissioned piece of furniture. We don’t expect you to have all the answers; Edward is available to discuss the elements you’re unsure of.
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Once the brief is established, Edward starts designing, putting his sketches and inspiration onto a design sheet. We charge a non-refundable £750 design deposit at this stage for development time and to secure workshop production time. The deposit is deducted from your first instalment.
Edward will share the design sheet with you via email, accompanied by a cost estimate, so you can digest the design and costs before discussing it in further detail in person or over the phone. We continue to work on the design until you are 100% happy with it and will provide a fixed quotation for your approval.
Before proceeding with manufacturing, we issue an invoice for the first instalment. The final instalment is always due on delivery of the finished piece.
Once you’re happy to proceed, we start the manufacturing process. We encourage you to visit the workshop at any stage of your project to see your piece being made and experience first-hand our methodologies and craftsmanship. Please contact us to make an appointment.
As the project nears completion, we will get in touch to ask where you would like Edward’s silver maker’s mark inlaid into the piece of furniture. If your piece has an oil finish, we would love for you to come to the workshop and apply one of the finishing coats of oil. Along with being one of the most pleasurable parts of cabinet making, it will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to look after your furniture for years to come. Of course, if time or distance is an issue, we fully understand.
Once we are completely happy with the finish and every part of the project meets our own exacting standards, we will arrange delivery with you. Typically, Edward or the lead cabinet maker on the project will deliver your furniture in person. On small to medium installations, the makers who built the furniture in the workshop typically carry out the fitting service. We subcontract larger installations to a dedicated fitting team who we know and trust to carry out the work to the same high standards we expect of ourselves.
Edward is always available to discuss your aftercare needs. We provide an aftercare oiling service where we come to your property to lightly sand and re-oil the piece of furniture. You can book this online. Alternatively, you can purchase an aftercare kit, which has everything you need to do the job yourself. Give Edward a call if you’d like to talk through the process first. If your piece is lacquered and the finish has been damaged, we will either call on a local restorer and provide them with all the information they need to carry out the repair or we will strip and re-lacquer the piece in our workshop.
Commission: Step-by-step guide
Budgeting for bespoke furniture
Useful Guide Prices
- Blanket Chests or Linen Chests: from £4,000
- Chairs: from £2,000
- Chaise Longue: from £10,000
- Chests of Drawers: from £6,000
- Coffee Tables: from £3,500
- Desks: from £5,000
- Dining Tables Non-extending: from £4,500
- Dining Tables Extending: from £7,500
- Media Cabinets: from £4,000
- Side Tables: from £2,000
- Sideboards: from £5,500
- Stools: from £1,500