Free Standing Bookcase and Cupboard Unit in a Paint and Natural Oak Finish Monday, Mar 11 2013 

Painted and Natural Oak Bookcase and Cupboards

Painted and Natural Oak Bookcase and Cupboards


Oak Lounge Furniture in a Natural Finish Tuesday, Feb 5 2013 

Lounge Furniture in Natural Oak

Lounge Furniture in Oak.

Right hand cabinet in oak

Right hand cabinet in oak

Mr and Mrs S in Wittersham, Kent were searching for custom made furniture for either side of the chimney breast. They had very specific requirements, and we worked together to design 2 pieces that were both functional and pleasing to the eye.

The furniture was constructed from a combination of solid oak and veneered oak boards to a natural polished oak finish. They were then carefully scribed to the walls, not easy to do when the heavy oak tops need 3 sides doing!

The left hand unit at 2.73m wide x 709mm high x 450mm deep incorporating speaker and TV hardware and adjustable bookshelves.

The right hand unit at 1840mm wide x 800mm high x 500mm deep included drawers on soft close runners  and adjustable shelves.

If you wish to see your ideas come to life email Nick  at

Pair of Antiqued Cabinets in Oak Wednesday, Dec 5 2012 

Mr and Mrs F from Smarden in Kent wanted matching cupboards that would feel part of the original cottage. They had a very clear idea of the style required and knew exactly what was going where behind the drawers and doors. After the quotation and drawings were prepared and accepted oak samples were polished  to give a colour choice that suited the room.

Left Hand Oak Cab.

Left Hand Oak Cab.

Right Hand Oak Cab.

Right Hand Oak Cab.

The cabinets were 56″high x approx. 29″wide x 16″deep (1422mm x 736mm x 406mm).The front portion (facia)was constructed from European oak with character features or knots and the cabinets from moisture resistant 18mm / 6mm boards. The back sections were spray painted in white and a distressed, quality hand polished finish was applied to the facias.

And Inside

And Inside

The cabinets were fully fitted,tops being scribed to the alcove and side fillets to the walls.The right hand unit also had to straddle pipework and allow access to a drain cock, so the plinth is also removable.

Matching Pair of Oak Cupboards

Finished! Matching Pair of Oak Cupboards

Scroll through the web pages to see other examples of our work at the Sussex Bookcase Company in Bodiam. Polishing by Nick Atkins Decorations at Unit 10 Bodiam Business Park, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5UP     01580 830681.

Painted Bookcase in Five Sections. Saturday, Dec 1 2012 

This bookcase unit was commissioned by Mr and Mrs W. from Wye in Kent to fill the wall space of a newly converted cottage.

The piece measures 2.075m high x 3.5m x 0.305m deep, made in 5 sections with totally adjustable shelving. The durable spray paint finish was colour matched to Little Green Paint Companies White Lead No74 therefore no hand painting was needed to complete the piece after installation.

For a quotation at no cost to you email

Fully Fitted Bookcase in Painted Finish

Fully fitted  five section bookcase in painted finish.

Vanity Unit in Cherry Tuesday, Nov 27 2012 

Clients in Battle, East Sussex required a cupboard unit for a new basin in the cloakroom. Natural cherry was chosen as it complimented the colour of the hall woodwork, detailing for the cabinet reflected the room door. The worktop and shelves were made and the pieces were polished with polyurethane 10% sheen. The sink was plumbed and the new pieces were fitted together with tile splash back.

The cloakroom was fitted by local plumber Ian James 01580 880160

If you have a problem finding the correct piece of furniture to update your bathroom why not give The Sussex Bookcase Company a call on 01580 830841


Television Cabinet Given A New Lease Of Life. Friday, Jun 10 2011 

Mrs C from Sevenoaks had a dining suite including a TV cabinet in a dark elm finish. The unit had been put to one side and wasn’t being used. As with many pieces of furniture, styles can change or indeed electrical equipment can and will therefore, no longer fit. So rather than discarding perfectly serviceable pieces, why not recycle?

As you know its going to match your existing furniture it may well be worth considering !

Email if you require some advise on converting an existing piece of furniture. It will quite likely be cheaper than a new one.

Cutdown Elm  TV Unit

Cutdown Elm TV Unit

Freestanding Break Fronted Unit Tuesday, May 31 2011 

Top Moulding

Top Moulding

Finished and Loaded Up.

Finished and Loaded Up.

Painted Bookcases with Integral Windw Seat
Painted Bookcases with Integral Window Seat

Clients from Sevenoaks had a huge wall with a window in the middle, which lent itself beautifully for a series of fully adjustable, fully fitted book shelves and

Window Seat

Window Seat

perfectly sited in between the two, a window seat with storage under. The Georgian architecture of the property was picked up in the mouldings and turned roundel details at the top of the units.The base set of units were 450mm (18″) deep and the top shelf units were set back to 300mm (12″).

This initial piece of furniture was commissioned back in 2005, recently we were called back for some more book shelving and these were the resulting pieces!

Roundel Moulding

Detail of Roundel Moulding

Painted Free Standing Breakfront Cupboard Unit

Painted Free Standing Breakfront Cupboard Unit With TV Slider.

Painted Bookcase On The Stairs

Painted Tulipwood Bookcase

For a free home visit or consultation at the workshop call Nick on 01580 830667.

Armoire Sunday, Jan 2 2011 

Mr and Mrs M. previous clients from Biddenden wanted a free standing wardrobe in a size that  they were unable to find.

The armoire was 2030mm high x 1100mm wide and internal depth 560mm.the piece was constructed from Tulipwood and moisture resistant board and spray painted to their choice of colour. The 8″ (203mm) drawer is full width and set on soft close runners.

The unit comes in two sections to aid painting and delivery.

If there is a piece of furniture that you just cannot find in the right size do get in touch.

Because I have deregistered from charging VAT,the added bonus is a custom made piece with NO VAT to pay!

Free Standing Wardrobe

Free Standing Wardrobe

Email for a chat.

Meter Cupboard Sunday, Jan 2 2011 

Custom Made Meter Cupboard

Custom Made Meter Cupboard

Previous clients from Biddenden Kent wanted to update their meter cupboard to a piece of furniture that was designed to fit, tie in with the character of the room and give good access.

Whatever the cupboard needs to house,we shall do our best to shoehorn it in !

Phone Nick at the Sussex Bookcase Company on 01580 830841

Pair of Custom Made Fitted Sideboards. Sunday, Jan 2 2011 

Pair of Custom Made Sideboards

Pair of Custom Made Sideboards

Our clients from Biddenden, Kent required a pair of painted sideboards that would sit comfortably in their Georgian dining room. The detailing was sympathetic to the architectural mouldings around the fireplace. The two cabinets were levelled, scribed and secured to the walls. The colour was chosen to match the room woodwork.

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