Fitted Oak Bookcase with Cupboards Incorporating a Kneehole Desk. Monday, Dec 27 2010 

Clients from Herstmonceux, East Sussex required plenty of storage for books, computer, paperwork and craft supplies. Their room lent itself to a full wall of units,  as R and M had a very good idea of how they wanted it to look the design was arrived at fairly easily. The approximate overall size is 2.5m high (8′ 4″) X 3m wide (10′). The choice of finish is Light Oak.

Showing Filing Cabinet and Removeable Panel.

Home Study in Light Oak.
Home Study in Light Oak.

The doors are constructed from European oak, the frames mortice and tenon jointed with central fielded panel and hung on Blum style hinges The lower section incorporates the knee hole desk in the centre with filing drawer inside the left hand pair of doors and shelf over. The cupboard to the right houses the computer and printer. The big concern was the excess heat and access for wiring, this was overcome with a removeable fielded panel with a discrete air gap at the top to the rear of the kneehole.  The end cupboards on both sides are storage with adjustable shelves. The book cases above have solid oak shelves, fully adjustable and suspended on magic wires.

The furniture is fully fitted around the skirting boards and scribed to walls and ceiling.

Sapele Rosette Display Frame.

Sapele Rosette Display Case.

The other piece made was a display case for rosettes approx. 900mm high (35″) X 1500mm (5′) wide in Sapele with toughened glass front.

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Natural oak study with blue glass Friday, Nov 5 2010 

Natural oak study - filing cab

Natural oak study – filing cab

Mr and Mrs D. in Maidstone wanted a contemporary natural oak study to include bookcases, desk pedestals, filing cabinet and cupboard. The design incorporated the use of blue glass featuring on the bookcase ends and desk top.

The filing cabinet includes lockable drawers and stop allowing only one drawer open at a time. The top two drawers are set on quadro runners with push open catches. The fronts are all matched and set at the same overall heights.

Natural oak study

Natural oak study featuring blue glass.

For a free quotation and advise phone the Sussex Bookcase Company on 01580 830667 now.

Craft desk and work station in European oak Saturday, Aug 28 2010 

Solid oak craft desk- Shown open

Solid oak craft desk- Shown open

This piece was commissioned to match existing dining room furniture for a couple in Eastbourne, so careful measurements of the original pieces were needed to match the mouldings and detailing.

The doors hold lots of small storage boxes with sub divisions and additional pockets on the right. At the top of the doors are loose trays for the little parts you are working on.Larger drawers for paper and card and lidded tubs for material etc. are incorporated in the desk itself.

Craft work station in European oak

Craft work station in European oak.

Whatever working space  or bits and pieces you want to hand its possible to create a bespoke piece of furniture to suit.

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Interior closeup

Interior closeup

Desk in Sapele with touch opening drawers. Thursday, Aug 26 2010 

This desk was designed with the end user in mind. It needed to be accessible from a wheelchair and the drawers opening with very little effort. There are two working areas so when working at the desk they can also feel apart of the room.                                                                                

Desk in Sapele with touch opening drawers
Desk in Sapele with touch opening drawers

If there are special circumstances that need to be addressed when designing your piece of furniture, we’ll do our utmost to help.

Contemporary maple and black walnut veneered study come bedroom. Saturday, Aug 21 2010 

Maple and walnut bedroom set with unique hand made knobs

Maple and walnut bedroom set with unique hand made knobs

Custom made storage system for home office and bedroom
Custom made storage system for home office and bedroom

This custom made storage system  was created for a home office and bedroom for clients in Goudhurst, Kent. Mr and Mrs P. already knew what was required and supplied drawings accordingly!

Nine individual pieces in maple and american black walnut veneer together with inlaid cross band brought seamlessly together to form a study area and bedroom. The study houses the computer with printer above, storage cupboards and drawers.The bedroom includes a fully fitted wardrobe with three drawer chest and small bookcase. All the knobs were hand made in maple with maple and black walnut veneered fronts.

Phone to book a home visit on : 01580 830841