Arts and Crafts Style Bookcase and Cupboard Unit Wednesday, Dec 27 2017 

New clients from Seaford wanted a large freestanding bookcase / wall unit incorporating cupboards. After discussions on what was required and after a second draft details from the “Arts and Crafts” period were the primary design features.

The piece was completed in the workshop and spray painted in the chosen colour prior to installation .

On delivery the base section was positioned and assembled. The top section was a different kettle of fish though, requiring fixture to the mid shelf on a set of trestles before  being heaved onto the base. Top moulding was put in place and the unit was tagged to the wall (just stops any movement on the carpet).

Great pleasure to do this job!



Bookcase by the Sea Wednesday, Sep 7 2016 

Today I went back to Seaford in East Sussex to visit John and the bookcase I made and installed a couple of years ago.

The bookcase was made in veneered and European oak in a natural oak lacquered finish, with fully adjustable shelves and scribed to the walls giving a  good close fit.


Modifying Existing Cupboard Friday, Jan 2 2015 


Original cupboard enclosing underfloor heating controls


With socket details.

My clients in Sedlescombe also wanted to improve the cupboard setup in the breakfast room with shelving above, including space for the hifi.

The cupboard was removed and modified with a new top and bookcase with fully adjustable shelves, suitable access for the plug sockets and a clean fitted finish on all the wall meeting points. The piece as a whole was spray painted to an suitable colour.

If you require an alteration to an existing piece of furniture please do give us a call to arrange a quote on 01580 830667.

Modified Existing cupboard

Modified cupboard incorporating fitted book shelves

Bespoke Kitchen Furniture Friday, Jan 2 2015 

Previous clients from Seddlescombe East Sussex required a drawer unit to fit under the butchers block in their kitchen. The design needed to match their other hand made kitchen furniture. The drawers were to be suspended on soft close runners. On the opposite side of the drawer chest, the back had false fronts to give interest.

After careful measuring and use of templates the chest of drawers were made, spray painted and installed, with top, sides and plinth being scribed to the adjacent surfaces. The whole piece tied in very well with the existing kitchen. If you wish to leave comments please do so.

Bespoke fitted kitchen chest of drawers

Bespoke kitchen chest of drawers fully fitted




Bespoke Medium Oak Chest of Drawers Tuesday, Nov 11 2014 

Past Clients from Robertsbridge East Sussex were after a cabinet to firstly home a treasured book and secondly to support a television.A design was agreed upon incorporating drawers with a double height top drawer to take the book, giving the appearance of a stack of 4 evenly spaced drawers.A knob design was selected and hand turned in oak.We try to add something personal to all our bespoke furniture, can you see what it was on this chest of drawers? Please contact Nick Holt on or leave a response on the WordPress blog.


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The medium oak colour is somewhere in between the on site and the workshop pictures, apologies for that !

T V unit / Window Seat in Natural Oak Finish Saturday, Oct 19 2013 

This was an interesting project for new clients in East Hoathley, East Sussex, who wanted to combine a TV unit and  window seat beside their inglenook fireplace.

Combining oak and oak veneered board the frame was made and jointed with provision in the back to fully enclose the multitude of wires associated with the TV hardware.

The sliding door also made it possible to access plugs and sockets with little trouble.

This piece was to match a bookcase  made by us earlier in the year.

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TV / Window Seat in Oak

TV / Window Seat in Oak

Showing Wire Storage

Showing Wire Storage

Free Standing Natural Oak Bookcase
Free Standing Natural Oak Bookcase


Solid Oak Wardrobe Saturday, Oct 5 2013 

Solid Oak Wardrobe

Solid Oak Wardrobe


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Clients from Burwash East Sussex commissioned a fitted wardrobe in solid oak to fit in an alcove. As with many cottages the only way into the room is in flat pack form.

Prefinished components were assembled and fitted into place, with the fillets scribed to the walls to give a neat finish.

The dovetailed drawers were fitted on soft close runners for a luxurious feel, and mirror with safety backing mounted on the inside of the door.

Many pieces of furniture have to fit into awkward, out of square or uneven spaces, we like a challenge so why not give us a call. 01580 830667.




Inlaid stone table top with maple frame. Saturday, Oct 5 2013 

A long standing client from Hurst Green in East sussex had acquired a rather special marble panel and decided the best way to show it off  was by mounting on a frame to use as a table.

The heavy top required a solid base without looking chunky. Maple was used in the construction with a matt lacquer finish.

Table in Maple

Cherry Cabinet With Drawers Saturday, Oct 5 2013 

After a recommendation Mr and Mrs S from Hildenborough came to us with an idea for a solid cherry cabinet. It was to compliment other pieces in the room so the unit needed to be colour matched, distressed and hand finished to suit. The bow fronted top was moulded with a 6mm radius scotia and the legs splayed at the bottom. The drawers were dovetailed and the flap held on burnished hinges and adjustable stays. A cable hole was made in the back for electrical equipment. For more information contact Nick on 01580 830667. Hand polished finish by Nick Atkins Decorations 01580 830682 Cherry cabinetCabinet interior

A New And Improved Cream Hall Shoe Seat Saturday, Oct 5 2013 

Fully Fitted Hall Shoe Seat

Fully Fitted Hall Shoe Seat

Mr and Mrs B. formerly of Iden Green were moving to Broad Oak and were leaving the original hall shoe seat we made behind. Sussex Bookcase Company were commissioned to make the mk 2 version which was designed to be fully fitted in the new hallway.

The cabinet was constructed in Tulipwood and moisture resistant board and painted in a cream spray finish. This item is highly personalised with a copper leaf heart and monogram.

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