A desk to complete an existing home-office scheme. Using 2.5mm engineered veneers (thicker than standard 0.7mm) enables us to make furniture pieces that would otherwise not be possible in a solid material.
The benefits in this situtaion are consistent and beautiful, defect free, wide grain patterns, no unsightly end-grain and, from a functional perspective, stability; a desk that will remain true and flat for generations! ..And…not forgetting the ecological and economical positives of using veneers.
The thicker 2.5mm engineering veneer enables us to apply edge treatments, such as chamfers and round overs, which provide a tactile and comfortable working surface for the user. This additional thickness allows for a deeper take-up of finish (hard wax-oil) and should any kind of disaster happen in the piece’s lifetime, we’ve enough material to work a refinish.
The piece includes: suspension filing and stationary storage on push-to-open drawer runners. Concealed corner cabinetry for tech and a luxurious mirror gloss cream facia and end panels wrapped in solid American Black Walnut.
A flush flowing, gloss white exterior shell opens up to reveal an exuberant, custom lit, orange interior and a variety of clothes storage options.
Careful design and the use of custom formed laminate curved panels and doors allow the project to flow along the space and dramatically reduce it’s visual impact on the living area. The flowing curves are accentuated by a parallel ribbon of natural Oak detailing so the design almost appears to be floating off the floor.
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Gloss white laminate doors, drawers & end panels.
Custom colour (Flame Orange) reverse to match interior.
Push-to-Open Door & Drawer system
Oak crown and skirt
Solid Oak, wide stave top to drawers
Custom layout for clothing and accessories
Custom coloured interior (Flame Orange) and back panels (Black)
Internal edges lipped in solid Oak
Chrome hangingConcealed LED lighting, triggered on opening
Dimensions Overall: L 4.0 x W 2.2 x D 0.6 (metres)
• Canadian Hard Maple framework
• American Black Walnut detailing
• Grey glass top and panels
• 8 segment circular mirror with glazed reverse
• Matching stool with Alpaca wool seat
• Marquetry tribute to the ‘Mouseman of Kilburn’ (mixed veneers)
Finding a well made, free-standing piece that not only fits and looks good in an alcove can be a tricky, if not an impossible task! Especially when you want to make the most of that awkward storage space either side of a chimney breast.
The best and often only solution is to commission a Furniture & Cabinet Maker to produce a custom cabinetry piece for you. With so many possible style, material and layout combinations to choose from it is easy to create that personal, unique and lasting piece of furniture that just can’t be found on the High Street… or… in someone else’s home!
Something different?… Rattan baskets?
Soft close hinges or traditional hinges ? …You choose. Oak Linings and solid wood lippings
Typical prices are £1,950 for a single cabinet with book casing (£2,250 as pictured) and £3,250 for a pair.
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