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Our Classic style is well suited to period properties, designed to look as if it has always been there.  Classic base cabinets work well with a traditional fitted bookcase on top, but can also be paired with floating shelves.

Drawers, log storage boxes and other bespoke options are available.

Classic Alcove Units




After a detailed survey of your room, precise 3D CAD drawings are created to show clearly how your bespoke fitted furniture will really look.  You will have the opportunity to choose and confirm heights, depths, widths, shelf spacings and any other necessary details such as cabling arrangements and lighting.  Our aim is to give you full confidence in what you are paying for.  For more details on our process please visit our process page.


Paint Finish

We use a durable and environmentally friendly waterbased sprayed finish as standard.  The sheen level is 15%.  We do a lot of work in brilliant white but we can mix paint to match any colour name or code you provide us with.



We offer a limited range of high quality materials to ensure the best results.  For most projects we use the best quality moisture resistant MDF by Finsa - a product which we believe excels timber due to it's density and hardness; it's flatness and stability, and the smoothness of finish we can achieve.  In addition to these strengths it is produced in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.  With this material we can offer a crisp high quality finish, and free swinging doors which will not twist or bind.

We also regularly use solid oak for countertops; log storage boxes and other details.  And we can offer our floating shelves in oak too, using a mixture of solid oak (for the front lip) and oak veneered mdf (for the top and bottom faces).


Lighting and Electrics

We often design and fit integrated lighting into our furniture.  We use a tried and tested 12volt LED system which comes with a 7 year guarantee on the components.  All we need is an available standard 3 pin socket and we will take care of the rest, including discrete switches concealed into the furniture, or even remote controlled systems.



A key part of our bespoke design service includes making sure cabling is well accommodated into the design - providing outlets in the most suitable places, and routing any cable that needs to pass through units in the neatest way.  Our classic painted units typically use the painted solid wood cable outlets shown here.

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1 day in 1 minute

For your convenience we make installation as fast and efficient as possible.  Everything is pre-sprayed in our workshop and as much as possible is assembled off site.  This video shows the whole process of installing a bespoke pair of classic alcove units, condensed into one day.

How we build them

We are well known in the online woodworking community for sharing our expertise.   In this typically candid video aimed at other makers, we show how our alcove base cabinets go together.

Quality Sprayed Finish

This video directly compares the high quality of our final finish compared to an existing alcove cabinet more roughy made in pine and hand painted.

Wide Drawers in an Alcove

An installation video showing a large alcove storage unit with sprayed classic doors and matching classic style drawer fronts.

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