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By adgc, Dec 29 2019 12:40PM

We were commissioned to produce this bespoke cabinetry for a large town house in Blackheath London. The second image shows how this area had been used and it wasn't a good efficient use of the space. Under the stairs we designed and made a large double door cloakroom with two full width clothes rails and hooks and then nex to this we created three large pull out compartments that had open shelves inside for storing a variety of shoes, scarves, hats etc. The doors and pull out compartments have shaker style panelled doors and it was all hand painted on the outside to make maintainence easier.

Understairs bespoke storage
Understairs bespoke storage
The under stairs area before work commenced and above after
The under stairs area before work commenced and above after

By adgc, Dec 7 2019 10:05AM

This large bespoke oak storage cabinet is taking shape at our Essex workshop. It will have six contemporary sprayed ultra minamilist white doors and nine drawer fronts with height adjustable oak shelving in the cupboards. It has been designed for a clients home in Cockfosters and will provide additional storage in their master bedroom. The drawers are fitted on Blum under drawer soft close runners and the drawer fronts will have routed finger pull full width handles to break up the white contemporary front and add prominence by the recessed detailing. To lighten the cabinet interior it will be finished on a white oil.

By adgc, Nov 23 2019 08:09AM

The Home Office features a solid Wenge desk and cabinet and has been created to fit into the alcove of this South London property. It is finished in a hard wearing matt hard wax oil. The cabinet will house a tower computer and the cables to the monitors and plugs are hidden by the grey removeable panels under the desk. It has soft curves with a radius edge to make working more comfortable. The Wenge was purchased throigh a sustainable timber supplier that has holds PEFC and FSC certificates and confirms the company is sourcing timber from sustainable, managed and replanted forests.

By adgc, Sep 1 2019 07:29AM

This bespoke media unit was recently created for a home in Billericay Essex. It's fairly classical in design and features a mixtiure of drawers and cupboards. The large space in the centre is for a TV to be hung off the structural back panel. In the picture you will notice a different handle on the lower cupboard which we were trying out for our client.

By adgc, Apr 7 2019 08:17AM

The two images show a built in playroom storage unit designed to be used by children. It has two touch open doors and four touch open flap doors. The green tones are also used for more fitted furniture on the opposite side of the room. There are three height adjustable shelves with the longer span being removeable so that it can be used as a desk as the children's needs change. We will also be adding two toy carts that will be located undeer the desk. The property is located in Blackheath London and we will soon be adding more built-in furniture to this home.

By adgc, Mar 18 2019 07:19AM

The large armoire that we showed being made in our previous post is now finished and installed in a Home in South London. The blue walls and blue hand painted finish to the Armoire are in Benjamin Moore Paints. Although the piece of furniture is very tall it is still freestanding and secured to the wall for stability. It has been made so that it can be disassembled and moved to another location if required. The majority of furniture that is this scale is fully fitted but the benefit of bespoke free standing furniture is that it can always be taken with you when you move or passed on to future generations.

By adgc, Jan 27 2019 09:05AM

At 2.5 m high this large free standing cabinet is going to be the main feature in most rooms. It has 10 soft close drawers and is made in birch plywood. Photos showing it being constructed in our workshop. The cabinet will have patterend zig zag doors in two colours and the inside will be traeated with a white oil to further lighten the birch plywood. Drawers are set on Blum under drawer Tandem runners. The legs will be oiled in a clear finish to give them a rich visual quality.


The cabinet is in two main sections but because of its size it is too large for easy access into a property and therefore it has been designed to be taken apart and reconnected with the aid of high quality Festool and Lamello fittings.


The front edge has a large bevel with drawers andoors sitting back from this edge. This is made in hardwood and jointed on to the plywood edge before being mitred.

By adgc, Jan 13 2019 11:09AM

As Designer Makers we create and produce a variety of fitted and freestanding furniture from our workshop and studio in Wickford Essex. The freestanding furnture is marketed under the label of ACD (Andrew Carpenter Design) and is available direct through www.andrewcarpenterdesign.com or currently also through www.eporta.com for trade buyers. The furniture is often a past project that we have created for a specific room in a clients home and sometimes it is created as a design that we feel would work well within several of our clients homes. Occassionally we have been in converstaion with a few clients whom have found it difficult tracking down a piece which gets us thinking about how we could fill that gap.


All the pieces are still made with high attantion to detail and a long life span. Shown here is the Ayton mirror a large black oak mirror that can be hung on a wall either horizontally, or vertically. Additionally it can simply be leant against a wall. The feature mirror is intended to be thought provoking and very functional. Many of the freestanding pieces are available in bespoke sizes and can be viewed by visting www.andrewcarpenterdesign.com.

By adgc, Dec 9 2018 01:39PM

During a recent visit to a past client in Crouch End London I managed to get a couple of photos of this bespoke mirrored sliding door wardrobe with drawers that we had made. The last time we were here the room hadn't been decorated so never got to see the bigger picture. The interior was designed by award winning Interior Designer Egon Walesch and this wall paper was a bold choice and works beautifully with the bespoke blinds and silver radiator.

By adgc, Nov 19 2018 07:12AM

Large contemporary six door white wardrobe and oak interior designed made and installed for a property in Chobham Manor Stratford London. The bespoke wardrobe has twelve drawers fitted on Blum under drawer soft close runners and all doors are hung on Blum soft close hinges. The wardrobe has been scribed to fit the ceiling, walls and floor. This wardrobe was installed over a two day period before being carefully made in our Wickford Essex workshop.

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