Category Archives: bespoke furniture

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 [...]

Making use of our donated vintage burr wood

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

Why we love working with walnut

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Design your own custom shelving and storage   

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

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 [...]

Adding design flair to your office furniture

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Behind the scenes in the Dovetailors furniture workshop

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

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. [...]

Bespoke cabin beds designed to save space

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

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 [...]

Made to Measure Adjustable Desks

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bespoke Circular Dining Table for London Home

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Refurbishing your home with bespoke interior design

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

How we work with interior designers

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