In the Workshop | Cabinet Maker - Paul R. Smith | Bespoke Handmade Fine Furniture

In the workshop.


O
nly the finest timbers and materials are used for making furniture.
Timber and timber boards are sourced from suppliers who hold the FSC © logo. Their   Products are from responsibly managed forests in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council.

The timber is professionally kiln dried when delivered, however further conditioning  is carried out in the workshop so the timber is at correct moisture content for the room it is intended. This should reduce any initial movement when the furniture is delivered.

Cherry and Chestnut Air Drying!

Timber 'in stick' air drying.

The timber is sorted, board by board. Time is taken to choose each section of timber from the boards, this enables the fine grain detail to be used to its best effect on the finished furniture. Machinery is only used in primary cutting and shaping, the rest of the work is by hand

Drawer stock 'Dovetailed' ready for assembly

When an inquiry is made for an item of handmade furniture,  I will visit the clients home to discuss their requirements.  I will see where the proposed item is intended and with what style of furniture. 
A scaled plan and quotation is submitted for the clients approval and comments.  A deposit will then confirm the order.
If distance is involved this can all be carried out by email. We take commissions mainly from East Anglia.  However as our reputation grows we are receiving orders from all over the UK.  
The 'lead time'  on average for most commissions is around twelve weeks.  Items are made and worked on one at a time within the workshop.  The newly made item is then hand finished and polished. We will always keep you informed on progress and the commission can be viewed any time during its make at the workshop.          

Timbers Used
Oak
Limed-Oak
Oak ¼ cut
Beech
Sweet Chesnut
Yew
Elm
Ash
Limed-Ash
Oak
Limed-Oak
Oak ¼ cut
Beech
Sweet Chestnut
Yew
Elm
Ash
Limed-Ash
American Hard Maple

American Cherry
English Cherry
American Black Walnut
English Walnut
Brazilian Mahogany

Teak
American Hard Maple

American Cherry
English Cherry
American Black Walnut
English Walnut
Brazilian Mahogany

Teak

We only use the finest of quality Solid Brass fixtures and fittings.  Modern design chrome fittings and handles can also be sourced. 


Every little helps... The majority of our electricity is now supplied by our own new  'North Norfolk Business Centre solar park'  helping us to be green.