Bespoke contract furniture: finding the right manufacturer

Contract chair in oak for library in Oxford

The production of bespoke contract furniture requires a manufacturer that combines a high level of experience, skill, workmanship and creativity with cost effectiveness and speed of delivery.

For more than a decade, Dovetailors has been designing and making bespoke furniture for clients from sectors including interior design, construction and architecture.

Things to consider when seeking a manufacturer of bespoke contract furniture include:


A high standard of service can really set one company apart from another. It’s vital that the manufacturer works closely with the client to ensure that all requirements are met.

Excellent and frequent communication between the parties is highly important to make sure that the project continues to develop in the right direction.

At Dovetailors, we work closely with all our customers to turn their furniture ideas and interior design visions into reality. As part of our excellent service to our customers, we also offer advice on materials, finishing and technical aspects of a project.


bespoke contract furniture

Our bespoke contract furniture not only looks stunning, but is high quality and durable. We apply the same level of craftsmanship to all our projects, from contemporary pieces to traditional ones, both free-standing and fitted.

Dovetailors uses state-of-the-art machines to manufacture a range of components. These include:
• Custom-made veneered or hardwood carcases
• Responsibly-sourced hardwood frames, doors and drawer fronts
• Drawers in a timber of the client’s choice
• Veneered work, including contemporary dyed veneers
• Curved frames, panel doors and drawers: Read more in our recent blog
• Custom mouldings, either bespoke or from a library of classic designs

Design and technology

Our master craftsmen combine their skills in traditional woodworking with the use of cutting edge CAD, CAM and CNC facilities. This means we can create 2D and 3D designs that meet, and often exceed, our clients’ requirements, before manufacturing the furniture in our workshop.

We are continually investing in the most up to date technology and machinery to ensure that our service is the best it can be. Our design technology enables our clients to experiment with different proportions, wood and colours.

Experience and expertise

For 20 years, Dovetailors has been manufacturing bespoke contract furniture for clients in a range of sectors. As experts in all varieties of timber, we can advise you on the right wood for your project.

Delivery on time and within budget

Bespoke contract furniture is often just one part of a much bigger project, and any delays in its delivery can have an impact on everything else – not to mention causing problems for our clients’ own customers. Equally, any increase in cost can have an adverse effect on a project.

Over the years, we’ve worked with a variety of commercial contractors including architects, builders, interior designers and developers, so we understand how vitally important it is that our furniture is delivered on time and on budget.
Our clients trust us to deliver furniture on budget and on time, and we do not let them down.

More information

Click here for more details on our bespoke contract furniture services, or call our creative director David Wilson on 0113 256 7376.