Bespoke Handmade Kitchens by 
Furniture & Design of Oxford 

Bespoke Furniture Creation by Furniture & Design of Oxford 

Watch our craftsmen as they design, manufacture and fit bespoke in-frame bookcases and a fire surround. 
Stage 1 
Designing 
Our cabinet maker/designer begins by sketching his ideas, then goes on to hand-draw plans to scale. 
Stage 2  
Sawing timber for solid frames 
We use the best furniture grade timber. 
 
Stage 3 
Thicknessing the timber 
The planer-thicknesser machines the timber to exact sizes. 
 
Stage 4 
Shaker door assembly 
Our doors are constructed from five components. The method is designed to stabilise the furniture, eliminating bowing or warping. 
 
 
Stage 5 
Glueing-up bookshelf 
Solid timber edging is applied to the front edge of the shelving for added strength. 
 
Stage 6 
Sanding and routering bookshelf 
Shelf edges can be routered to any shape; from a simple radius to a more traditional, elaborate moulding. 
 
 
Stage 7 
Hanging door into frame 
The traditional method of hanging doors on butt hinges is a skilled process requiring a high level of accuracy, as there is no tolerance for adjustment after fitting. 
 
Stage 8A 
Spraying first primer coat 
Finishing/polishing, any colour or finish, is done in our workshop by our own cabinet makers, giving us control over quality and ensuring a high level of finish. We use two-pack a/c lacquer for durability. 
Stage 8B 
Rubbing down (de-nibbing) between coats 
Two primer coats and two top coats are applied to each side, de-nibbing between coats. This fire surround is manufactured from fire-retardant MDF. 
 
Stage 9 | Fitting furniture | Our cabinet makers install the finished product with care and attention to detail. 
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