How to create a stylish interior in smaller spaces

Many of our bespoke furniture design projects over the years have been for smaller spaces [...]

Designing organic shaped furniture with innovative software and craft expertise

One of our latest furniture designs is a perfect example of how ground-breaking CAD design [...]

Stylish home office furniture: An expert’s guide to the latest trends

Are you tired of hunting online for stylish home office furniture that never quite meets [...]

Office design and planning: Our ultimate guide for stylish home and workplace

The principles of office design and planning lend themselves perfectly to the creative approach we [...]

5 incredible and practical ways to use glass top desks as part of your home or office décor

The popularity of glass top desks has risen at a similar pace to the trend [...]

Flexible options for office desks

With the increase in hybrid and flexible working, it has never been more important to [...]

How 5-axis CNC machining and a Bacci lathe have inspired new manufacturing processes

The Bacci 5-axis CNC machine and lathe has become such an integral part of workshop [...]

Making use of our donated vintage burr wood

We were fortunate enough to be given some incredible vintage burr wood from a woodworking [...]

What is a Paschal Candle and how is it used?

As specialists in church furniture, we are often asked to help worshipping communities create special [...]

Q & A with Emmanuelle Bastide-Wilson, Managing Director at Dovetailors

Emmanuelle co-founded Dovetailors with her husband David and leads the operational side of the business. [...]

Q&A with David Wilson, co-founder and Creative Director at Dovetailors

David and his wife Emmanuelle founded Dovetailors in 2005. We caught up with him to [...]

Why we love working with walnut

Walnut is one of our favourite types of wood for furniture making, partly because of [...]

Catering for the needs of the food and drink industry

Special occasion dining is all about elegance and ease, which is why one of our [...]

Furniture manufacturing and the circular economy

As furniture designers, we are passionate about sustainability and the principles of a circular economy [...]

Evolving our successful trestle design for consoles and coffee tables

Recently we have been pushing the boundaries with one of our most popular engineered design [...]

How we make wood components and frames for upholstered furniture

Over the years we have developed an outstanding reputation as one of the UK’s leading [...]

5 clever ways to mix modern furniture with vintage looks

Here at Dovetailors we have a real passion for interiors that are inspired by some [...]

Visitor Welcome Hub and Interpretation Stands for Temple Newsam

We’ve been working with the team at Temple Newsam to help them enhance their visitor [...]

Update on our Bacci 5 axis CNC machine

The arrival of our Bacci 5-axis CNC machine towards the end of last year was [...]

Our approach to designing chancel and sanctuary furniture

Up and down the country a transformation is taking place, as the custodians of many [...]

Designed and Delivered: Tailor Made Corner Desk

With more people working from home these days, our oak corner desk has become a [...]

Revealed: Our Bestselling Bespoke Furniture Design of 2021

The past 18 months have been characterised by the growth of the work from home [...]

Design your own custom shelving and storage   

Custom shelving is a big trend and the latest modular design-your-own options works beautifully in [...]

Third CNC Machine Set to Boost Capacity at Dovetailors

We’re very pleased to announce that we will soon be introducing a third CNC machine [...]

How to maximise space in a small bedroom

Small bedrooms really don’t need to feel cramped or cluttered. With careful planning, even the [...]

7 furnishing tips for a well-functioning home

We’ve been helping customers design beautifully practical furniture for their home since 2005 and over [...]

Our Incredible Travelling Trestles

Ever since we started selling our elegant custom made trestle legs we have had enquiries [...]

Adding design flair to your office furniture

Interior design is all about adding personality to a room scheme and that includes office [...]

Stacking chairs for public buildings   

A lot of our work for ecclesiastical and community buildings now involves making furniture that [...]

5 of the Best Laptop Desks

With more of us working from home for at least some of the week these [...]

How the pandemic has created a new generation of product designers

A quick browse through Instagram is all it takes to discover some of the immensely [...]

Rethinking your office space for a return to work

A lot has changed in the world of work over the past 12 months. As [...]

5 Beautiful Minimalist Open Shelving Ideas

Storage trends have shifted in the 2020s with many more homes now designing spaces with [...]

Creating a casual dining area in your home

Open plan living is nothing new but the amount of time families are spending in [...]

Built in storage to revamp your living space

With many of us spending extra time at home right now, it could be just [...]

Introducing Charlotte’s Fabulous Stackable Chair Design

Charlotte’s idea for a stackable chair has been taking shape for some time. In fact, [...]

Why we love our wall mounted home office desk

Like everyone else this year, we have been struggling to find a corner in our [...]

Trestle Legs for Elegant Desk Earn Top 5 Star Review

The word is out that our popular trestle legs can be made to order for [...]

Wooden Trestle Legs for Designer Desks

Nothing quite beats the warmth and beauty of a wooden trestle leg teamed with an [...]

Wood Component Manufacturing for British Furniture Designers

Many of our customers know us well for our bespoke home furniture and our reputation [...]

Making beautiful new choir stalls for St Mildred’s Church in Croydon

We are honoured to have been entrusted with a wonderful project to design and build [...]

Designing a good quality desk for your home office

Since we’ve been back in the workshop after lockdown we have been busy with some [...]

Dovetailors lends its facilities to the government for critical manufacturing

Furniture and component manufacturer Dovetailors has made its manufacturing facilities and equipment available through the [...]

Making a Church Font for the 21st Century

If you follow us on Instagram you will have noticed us telling the story of [...]

We’ve moved to a bigger space

Over the last few weeks we’ve been moving our entire workshop to a new place [...]

Working with the people of Newport to design a new altar for their Cathedral

December saw the culmination of months of work and an unbelievable collaboration between Dovetailors and [...]

Key Home Design Trends for 2020

The New Year is a great time to add something new to your home, whether [...]

Made to Measure Desks and Home Offices

With so many people now working from home, the demand for good quality made to [...]

Sustainable Church Furniture Design

It is a great privilege to be invited into church communities to work on a [...]

Clever ways to seat your guests this Christmas

As the festive season approaches we all know that when the big day arrives, squeezing [...]

Back to School – Creating a Family Study Space at Home

Now that the Autumn school term has started, many families are seeing the challenges of [...]

Where does our waste wood go?

Sustainability is hugely important to us here at Dovetailors which is why we are really [...]

Custom made kitchen and bar stools

Art Deco inspired kitchen designed and built by Dovetailors Sales of bar stools have rocketed [...]

Bauhaus Style Fitted Furniture Project Begins

This year marks 100 years of Bauhaus and we are delighted to be marking the [...]

Charlotte’s chair design takes shape

It is very important to us here at Dovetailors that we make sure our furniture [...]

Award success for Studio Hemal Patel

Next week our friend Hemal Patel will be in Como, Italy picking up well deserved [...]

Our church furniture projects 

We have talked before about how churches can adapt their interiors to create a purposeful [...]

Q&A With Ric Frampton

We’re delighted to have been collaborating with exciting furniture designer Ric Frampton whose latest extending [...]

Dovetailors Collaboration with Designer Ric Frampton

We are extremely excited about our latest designer collaboration with Ric Frampton and now have [...]

Personalisation Trend Boosts Luxury Furniture Market

New research has found that the market for custom made high-end furniture is growing as [...]

5 Tips for Redesigning your bedroom

Over the years we have helped our customers design a bedroom that works perfectly for [...]

Useful and beautiful: Redefining craft for the modern home

William Morris famously said: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to [...]

Our mid century female design heroes

We are huge fans of Mid Century design and it might surprise you to hear [...]

5 surprising facts about modern furniture making

There are many myths and misconceptions about modern furniture making and as a team we [...]

Floating wall shelves that won’t let you down 

Floating shelves are a great way to display cherished collectables or striking ornaments but they [...]

6 months on: How our new CNC machine has transformed our commercial capabilities 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months since we installed a second CNC [...]

A personal approach to church furniture design

One of the most rewarding things about designing furniture for churches is the collaborative nature [...]

Custom made contemporary furniture for homes large and small 

As specialists in custom made furniture we have a lot of experience in designing interiors [...]

How to redesign a church to create a community space

Creating a community-centric space without losing character, heritage or purpose is on the wish list [...]

A step by step guide to designing your own custom made furniture

What if you have an idea for a great piece of furniture that would fit [...]

5 innovations in furniture design to look out for in 2019

As furniture designers ourselves and component makers for some really exciting British interior design brands, [...]

David’s top 5 highlights of 2018

It has been a pretty hectic year at Dovetailors and we have loved every minute [...]

Clever furniture solutions for small rooms

Small rooms don’t have to be tricky when it comes to finding the right furniture [...]

How craft and technology are the perfect duo for a sustainable future

A perfect storm of economic and social conditions is enabling small businesses like ours to [...]

Work begins on a beautiful new font for Liverpool Parish Church

Our latest ecclesiastical project for Liverpool Parish Church takes inspiration from a font we designed [...]

New 5-axis CNC machine steps up commercial capability

After much anticipation we have now taken delivery of our second CNC machine which is [...]

What can I do if I can’t find the furniture I’m looking for online?

Never before have there been so many places to buy furniture online so why is [...]

5 lessons from our experience of designing furniture for Places of Worship

Over the years we are very lucky to have had the opportunity to create furniture [...]

Design and build service for the contemporary home office

By 2020 around half the UK workforce is expected to be working remotely for at [...]

Our ultimate guide to British made furniture

A recent survey featured in The Manufacturer magazine reveals that 93% of consumers are willing [...]

Developing our expertise as furniture component designers and suppliers

Thanks to our many years of experience and superb CAD/CAM and CNC facilities we are [...]

Small children’s bedrooms: How to have less mess and more space to play 

Small rooms need a bit of thought if they are going to be used as [...]

How careful design can help special spaces tell their story

We have written many times about our expertise in designing purposeful furniture for historic buildings [...]

Celebrating traditional skills in contemporary furniture design

Far from being a nostalgic attempt to preserve skills from a bygone era, our use [...]

Dovetailors teams up with London home design company HeadSprung

Dovetailors has collaborated with London design consultancy Studio Hemal Patel to develop a range of [...]

Working with Up and Coming British Furniture Designers

The commercial expertise we have developed over the years and our small batch production capabilities [...]

How Abbeys and Cathedrals Can Adapt Without Losing Their Identity

Up and down the country churches, cathedrals and abbeys are removing their historic ecclesiastical furniture [...]

Creating a design statement with bespoke wooden mirrors

Mirrors have long been a favourite accessory of interior designers for giving an illusion of [...]

Complex engineering for purposeful church furniture design

Church buildings all over the country are changing functionally in order to meet the modern [...]

Freestanding furniture with a fitted look (perfect for your home office or bedroom)

Fitted furniture has the benefit of making the most of every inch of space available, [...]

Q&A with Craig our Head Maker

When did you start at Dovetailors and what were your first impressions? I started in [...]

How good product design and development helps growth

New product design is not just an important part of business success, the two are [...]

Five steps to create the perfect fitted bathroom

It’s fair to say the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the [...]

Clever storage and furniture ideas for small bedrooms

Just picture a small bedroom that’s free of clutter and where everything has its rightful [...]

Why quality craftsmanship and design matters to our commercial partners

As our business continues to evolve, we enjoy putting our quality craftsmanship skills to the [...]

Creating church furniture to serve local communities

Shaping church interiors to meet the needs of modern day worship and community activities is [...]

Unique and bold kitchen design ideas

Over the years, we have worked on some bold kitchen design ideas for our customers. [...]

Q&A With David our Creative Director

Dovetailors’ creative director, furniture designer and engineer David Wilson took some time out of his [...]

Dovetailors Invests in Second CNC Machine

(pictured, our current CNC machine in action in the workshop) Our workshop will soon be [...]

Designing bespoke church furniture for modern communities

Over many years, we have worked on commissions and designs for bespoke church furniture establishing [...]

Mid century inspired bow-fronted drawers

Curved furniture is something of a speciality of ours and we were delighted to have [...]

Helping our partners to create high-quality commercial furniture

Over the past 13 years, we have worked on a wide portfolio of high-quality commercial [...]

Behind the scenes in the Dovetailors furniture workshop

Running a busy furniture workshop demands teamwork and we’re fortunate to have a committed and [...]

How we specialise in manufacturing bespoke furniture components

At Dovetailors, we are known for the quality of our craftsmanship when it comes to [...]

Working with high-end furniture designers

Behind the scenes at Dovetailors, a major part of our business involves working with high-end [...]

5 space-saving tips for small bedrooms

From an aesthetic and practical point of view, it’s not always easy to find space-saving [...]

Planning the ideal fitted bedroom

Picture a bedroom where everything has its rightful place and is a clutter free zone. [...]

Key appointment for Leeds bespoke furniture company

Leeds furniture design company Dovetailors has promoted one of its cabinetmakers to head maker as [...]

Bespoke cabin beds designed to save space

Many of us have a small room in our homes where the space isn’t used [...]

5 tips for a stylish fitted kitchen

Whether it’s a hub for entertaining and socialising or preparing the family dinner, the kitchen [...]

Where to find small batch production facilities in Yorkshire

Whether it’s prototyping, one-off furniture pieces or a pilot run on a few test products, [...]

5 reasons to choose a small independent kitchen maker

The kitchen has truly become the heart of the home where the hustle and bustle [...]

5 Creative Ways to Use Full Length Mirrors

From a practical point of view, full length mirrors are useful home accessories that allow [...]

Finding the ideal wall shelves to organise your home

As the summer holidays draw to a close and the new school term begins, September [...]

Finding the Perfect Hallway Mirror

An attractive hallway mirror can make the entrance to your home more inviting and welcoming. It’s the space [...]

Handmade desks for designers

Our handmade desks for designers are as carefully crafted by us as they are indulgently [...]

Made to Measure Attic Office

Fitted furniture is the perfect choice for tight spaces and unusually shaped rooms and we [...]

Sharing our skills with contemporary furniture companies

Here at Dovetailors, we are happy to share our skills and expertise with other innovative, contemporary furniture companies. We are currently working [...]

Made to Measure Adjustable Desks

We all know long hours in front of a desk can often result in aches [...]

Handmade fitted home studies and offices

We all know that studies and home offices can too easily become a cluttered space [...]

Bespoke Wave Design Gives Fitted Bedroom its own Style

Fitted bedroom furniture always helps to streamline what should be the most relaxing room in [...]

Dovetailors Becomes FSC® Certified

Ethical sourcing and sustainable design have always been important to us so we are delighted [...]

Handcrafted Wooden Cross for Yorkshire School

Our expertise in bespoke design for churches and schools has been called on again recently [...]

Where are they now? Why we love to keep in touch with our customers…

One of the advantages of having such a personal design process is that it naturally [...]

5 steps to consider when designing bespoke furniture

When it comes to designing bespoke furniture, we like to work closely with you to [...]

How to design a bespoke bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place of calm, your domain – somewhere to relax and [...]

How to design a bespoke kitchen

You’ve set your heart on a new kitchen, studied the space and shape you’ve got [...]

Bespoke Circular Dining Table for London Home

We are currently working on a contemporary bespoke circular dining table that is being designed [...]

How to find a good kitchen designer who gets your style

So many people who come to us for a new kitchen have had real trouble [...]

Designing a bespoke demilune table

  We recently completed a project for a customer for whom we’d previously made a [...]

Biplane bench: A charming design project

We love the chance to get our creative juices flowing and a new and rather [...]

Getting crafty at Farsley Community Weekend

Here at Dovetailors, we’re counting down the days until we join the fun and games at [...]

Where can I buy a handmade oak refectory table?

A handmade oak refectory table is a classic piece of furniture that is highly practical [...]

Bespoke contract furniture: finding the right manufacturer

The production of bespoke contract furniture requires a manufacturer that combines a high level of [...]

Designing and Making Curved Furniture

Designing and making curved furniture is an art and, despite the challenges involved, we believe [...]

Church Furniture Maker Designs Cathedral Vestry Wardrobes

Our reputation as a specialist church furniture maker has led to us becoming involved in [...]

How to find the best wood component manufacturer for your product

What should you consider when choosing a wood component manufacturer to work with you on [...]

Is solid wood better than wood veneer? We think it’s time to dispel the myth

by David Wilson, Creative Director I recently saw a slogan in a major furniture retailer’s [...]

From click to customer: An online ordering service with a difference

We realise that it’s quite unusual for a bespoke British furniture designer like us to [...]

5 reasons why product developers choose Dovetailors for small batch production

Product developers often want to manufacture a small batch of test products or a single [...]

Refurbishing your home with bespoke interior design

Bespoke interior design comes into its own when you’re refurbishing your home, making the big [...]

How to Project Manage a Bespoke Kitchen Redesign

In our role as furniture designers we are often involved right at the start of [...]

Classic Furniture Makeover: Contemporary Trestle Table

The traditional trestle table has had something of a modern makeover in the interior design [...]

Mirfield Monastery Chooses Yorkshire Church Furniture Makers

Our reputation as church furniture makers has led to an exciting project for an Anglican [...]

How we work with interior designers

As we’ve recently completed some exciting work with interior designers we thought it would be [...]

5 Clever Storage Ideas for Clutter Free Living

Clutter free living is something many people aspire to. So how do we achieve a [...]

Dovetailors Wins Customer Service Award

Leeds furniture company Dovetailors has won a national award recognizing excellence in customer service. The [...]

6 Steps to the Ultimate Home Office

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]With more and more people working from home these days, the home office has [...]

Designer bespoke kitchens: Ideas and inspiration

As one of the leading handmade kitchen companies in Leeds, York, Harrogate and the surrounding [...]

Fitted bedroom with a personal touch

Investing in bespoke fitted bedroom furniture is one of the best ways of keeping your [...]

5 furniture trends for 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are in the midst of an exciting and creative period in interior design and [...]

Dovetailors features in RIBA directory for architects

The latest RIBA directory for architects features a wonderful article on the award-winning Sheffield Cathedral [...]

Mirror with a tray for halls and small spaces

If you’re looking for a stylish modern mirror with a tray built in we think [...]

Formica is Making a Comeback

Fresh Applications for Formica Formica has been around for more than a century and most [...]

How to add some 1970s style to your home

Seventies style is back in fashion and there are some exciting new interpretations of furniture [...]

6 Stylish and Unusual Christmas Gifts

Finding quirky and unusual Christmas gifts for style conscious friends and relatives can be a [...]

Dovetailors is now on Houzz

As many of our regular customers know, we have recently launched a ready to buy [...]

Showpiece Console Table for an Elegant Hallway

This burr oak console table was designed by our creative director David Wilson as a [...]

6 of the Best New Dining Tables for Christmas

Your dining table will be the focal point for family gatherings this Christmas. If you’re [...]

Our New Contemporary Tri-Pod Trestle Desk

Our latest tri-pod trestle desk design is a masterpiece of engineering that makes the most [...]

Why our historic churches have an important role to play now and in the future

Why our historic churches have an important role to play now and in the future [...]

Dovetailors Launches Online Furniture Store

Yorkshire furniture design firm Dovetailors has launched a new website to sell its latest range [...]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a New Dining Table

A new dining table is far more than just a place to eat. As the [...]

Box Room Fitted Furniture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Custom built fitted furniture is perfect for box rooms and small bedrooms where every inch [...]

Dovetailors to Make Chair for The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen will be in Yorkshire next month to celebrate Maundy Thursday at [...]

Choir Stalls for Wakefield Cathedral

Following our work to build a new altar and ambo for Wakefield Cathedral, we are [...]

Designing furniture for churches

Any project that involves designing new furniture for an old building demands a sensitive approach, [...]

Dovetailors Delivers new Altar to Wakefield Cathedral

After months of design work and many hours of dedicated craftsmanship in our workshop we [...]