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Our handmade desks for designers are as carefully crafted by us as they are indulgently imagined by our customers. As designers ourselves, we thrive on the opportunity to make something new, unique, stylish yet practical and that’s why, when it comes to creating something special for a designer to use we understand exactly where they’re […]

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26 Jul 2017

Fitted furniture is the perfect choice for tight spaces and unusually shaped rooms and we were pleased to be able to put our design skills to the test with a made to measure attic office. The attic is within a Regency style home and our customer understandably wanted to include some of the property’s period […]

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Solid walnut mirror Cavetto mirror in walnut
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25 Jul 2017

An attractive hallway mirror can make the entrance to your home more inviting and welcoming. It’s the space guests see on arrival and first impressions count. The hallway can be the most overlooked area of your home, a place where coats get hung up and clutter can alltoo easily accumulate. A mirror can add real wow factor to your home transforming your entrance hall into an elegant, noticeable and open space. […]

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fitted home studies
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05 Jul 2017

Handmade fitted home studies and offices We all know that studies and home offices can too easily become a cluttered space where all those miscellaneous household items end up.  A bespoke, handmade fitted study can transform your home and help you become more organised. Now that more people are based from home, at least for […]

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made to measure adjustable desks
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05 Jul 2017

We all know long hours in front of a desk can often result in aches and pains. Our versatile, made to measure adjustable desks are designed in a way to make your work space more ergonomic. Sleek and minimalist design combined with a custom-made tilting top result in a super stylish piece. It can be […]

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ecclesiastical display cabinet
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15 May 2017

We have enjoyed an extraordinary collaboration with Wakefield Cathedral throughout their renovation work, undertaking a number of projects over the past few years. Our latest contribution is a new ecclesiastical display cabinet to house a wide range of historic cathedral artefacts. What we love about working with Wakefield Cathedral is how they’re embracing change by […]

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Solid walnut mirror Cavetto mirror in walnut
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13 Feb 2017

We’ve lost count of the number of companies we come across offering furniture with a bespoke online design option but we have yet to find one that truly offers a tailor made service like ours. When we launched our online range a couple of years ago we spent a lot of time making sure our […]

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Wave Design Wardrobe
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24 Jan 2017

Fitted bedroom furniture always helps to streamline what should be the most relaxing room in the house and what could be more soothing than fitted units featuring their own gentle wave design? One of our latest bespoke fitted furniture projects was inspired by some of our previous wave kitchen designs, where customers have used their […]

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wooden cross
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17 Jan 2017

Our expertise in bespoke design for churches and schools has been called on again recently for a special project for a Yorkshire C of E primary school. We were asked to make a free-standing table top cross that could be used for school services and celebrations. This beautiful handcrafted wooden cross is a gift from […]

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04 Jan 2017

One of the advantages of having such a personal design process is that it naturally leads to long lasting relationships with our customers. We believe customer care is important and we’re proud that many of ours regularly keep in touch to let us know how their Dovetailors furniture is faring. We love to hear from the […]

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10 Oct 2016

When it comes to designing bespoke furniture, we like to work closely with you to get the very best out of your ideas. After all, it’s your dream we want to turn into reality and you can be the architects of some stunning pieces. You don’t need to give us detailed plans. Your ideas for […]

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Bespoke child's bed in oak for box room or small room
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26 Sep 2016

Your bedroom should be a place of calm, your domain – somewhere to relax and sleep after a long day so it’s important to know how to design a bespoke bedroom properly. Space isn’t always an issue when it comes to the bedroom – it’s what you make of that space that counts. After all, […]

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design a bespoke kitchen
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12 Sep 2016

You’ve set your heart on a new kitchen, studied the space and shape you’ve got to work with so…let battle commence. Easy! you may think but try as you might, you can’t find anything in stores to live up to your dream and you don’t want to compromise – and you don’t have to. Time for Plan […]

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15 Aug 2016

We are currently working on a contemporary bespoke circular dining table that is being designed around a piece of antique marble. The family came to us because they were looking for a furniture maker who could take on any challenge and come up with creative ideas that would make the most of the beautiful section […]

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good kitchen designer
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07 Jul 2016

So many people who come to us for a new kitchen have had real trouble finding a good kitchen designer who understands their style. Some customers have even considered remodeling their existing kitchen as a temporary measure because they haven’t been able to find anyone who really gets what they’re trying to achieve The problem […]

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demilune table
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03 Jul 2016

  We recently completed a project for a customer for whom we’d previously made a burr walnut coffee table. He loved the coffee table so much that he returned to ask if we would make a demilune table to accompany it. The project actually involved making a pair of demilune tables, one for each alcove […]

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Biplane bench design
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21 Jun 2016

We love the chance to get our creative juices flowing and a new and rather unusual commission for a biplane bench has allowed us to do just that. We’ve begun work on a very exciting bespoke design project for a client who is an aeroplane enthusiast and expert. The brief was to design and manufacture […]

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Natural wood baby teething ring
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14 Jun 2016

Here at Dovetailors, we’re counting down the days until we join the fun and games at Farsley Community Weekend. There’s an exciting programme of events lined up from Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th June and we are proud and delighted to be part of this special occasion once again. Sunny Bank Mills is at the heart of the local community […]

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handmade oak refectory table
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08 Jun 2016

A handmade oak refectory table is a classic piece of furniture that is highly practical and, if it’s designed and built in the right way, can be an elegant addition to a kitchen or dining room. Originally used in Medieval monasteries for banqueting, the refectory table has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years […]

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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 […]

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dovetailors art deco island
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10 May 2016

Designing and making curved furniture is an art and, despite the challenges involved, we believe this type of work showcases our skills in a very unique way. Curves are far easier to design into a project than they once were, thanks to the sophisticated design technology we have available to us. What would have been […]

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church furniture maker
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02 May 2016

Our reputation as a specialist church furniture maker has led to us becoming involved in some very exciting ecclesiastical restoration projects for churches, cathedrals and places of worship. Many of these projects have been right on our doorstep here in Yorkshire where we have been an integral part of the team working to transform some […]

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wood component manufacturer
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24 Apr 2016

What should you consider when choosing a wood component manufacturer to work with you on a commercial project?  You’ll be looking at the experience, expertise and reliability of each potential partner company along with quality, speed, capacity, cost and design skill. At Dovetailors we’re experts in component design and manufacture, using state-of-the-art CAD, CAM and CNC […]

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wood veneer
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06 Apr 2016

by David Wilson, Creative Director I recently saw a slogan in a major furniture retailer’s window that said: “No wood veneer here!’” They might as well have declared: “No real furniture making done here!” No matter how hard we try to inform people about the craft of furniture making, the myth still persists that veneered […]

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Dovetailors CNC wood Cutting and CNC furniture component services
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17 Mar 2016

Product developers often want to manufacture a small batch of test products or a single prototype in a cost effective way without the expense of a large production run. The Dovetailors workshop is ideally suited to this type of work for a number of reasons: We like working with product developers and designers As master […]

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contemporary painted fitted kitchen
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06 Mar 2016

Bespoke interior design comes into its own when you’re refurbishing your home, making the big pieces the starting point and creating the foundation for a room or home refurbishment. At Dovetailors, our master craftsmen create unique, bespoke fitted furniture that is designed especially for you and to enhance the overall feel of the home. Combining […]

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good kitchen designer
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03 Mar 2016

In our role as furniture designers we are often involved right at the start of a customer’s bespoke kitchen redesign. Even if major building work is taking place to extend or remodel the space first, we will liaise with the builder to discuss how the design will interact with the space. This means we can […]

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contemporary trestle table
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21 Feb 2016

The traditional trestle table has had something of a modern makeover in the interior design world lately and our contemporary trestle table is a new twist on the much-loved classic. From whitewashed versions for trendy glampers to rustic designs using reclaimed wood, the humble trestle is no longer something that hides away in the garden […]

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church furniture makers oak paschal candle stand
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17 Feb 2016

Our reputation as church furniture makers has led to an exciting project for an Anglican monastery in Mirfield to design a Paschal Candle Stand. The Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield had heard about our work with Wakefield Cathedral and Christ the King Church and commissioned us to design and make the piece. What is […]

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work with interior designers
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09 Feb 2016

As we’ve recently completed some exciting work with interior designers we thought it would be useful for us to explain where we fit into the mix when customers use interior design experts for a new kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. At Dovetailors we regularly work with interior designers to develop their ideas and create bespoke furniture, […]

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clutter free living
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25 Jan 2016

Clutter free living is something many people aspire to. So how do we achieve a calm and tidy home? 1. Think minimalist     Clutter free living demands a certain mindset and you’ll quickly find that implementing minimalist styling in your home automatically inspires a minimalist lifestyle. There’s nothing wrong with having lots of stuff, […]

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24 Jan 2016

Leeds furniture company Dovetailors has won a national award recognizing excellence in customer service. The firm, which designs and manufactures bespoke furniture, kitchens and bedrooms at its workshop in Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, was voted for the award by visitors to the home renovation and design website Houzz. The Best Of Houzz Customer Service accolade […]

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bespoke kitchens
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10 Jan 2016

As one of the leading handmade kitchen companies in Leeds, York, Harrogate and the surrounding Yorkshire area we have the experience to create designer bespoke kitchens and bedrooms to any specification. Create your dream kitchen Bespoke kitchen design allows you to create the exact style you want and the layout that best fits the lifestyle […]

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Fitted bedroom with wave design
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05 Jan 2016

Investing in bespoke fitted bedroom furniture is one of the best ways of keeping your bedroom calm and clutter free, an option that can also add a very personal touch to your room. One of our latest bespoke fitted furniture projects is an excellent example of how our personal design service can create something unique […]

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RIBA architects
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09 Dec 2015

The latest RIBA directory for architects features a wonderful article on the award-winning Sheffield Cathedral Gateway Project which we were privileged to have been involved in. We were commissioned by London architects Thomas Ford and Company to design and make a ceremonial chair for Her Majesty the Queen to use during the cathedral’s Maundy Thursday […]

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Cavetto Hall Mirror and Tray side view
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09 Dec 2015

If you’re looking for a stylish modern mirror with a tray built in we think you’ll like our latest homeware design. One of our signature characteristics here at Dovetailors is a passion for combining good looks and practicality in our designs – and our latest mirror is a perfect example of this. Our Cavetto range […]

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Formica and walnut freestanding desk showing open drawers lined in walnut and set onto soft-close runners.
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01 Dec 2015

Fresh Applications for Formica Formica has been around for more than a century and most of us  associate it with the 1950s when it brightened up the kitchens of Britain’s post-war homes. Forget its once tacky and dated image – Formica is back and it’s had a 21st century makeover. It is now available in […]

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dovetailors blog with guitar image
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23 Nov 2015

Seventies style is back in fashion and there are some exciting new interpretations of furniture and interiors inspired by that golden era of bold patterned wallpaper, lava lamps and lacquered furniture. It was a decade when wood furniture became increasingly popular. Natural textures, wood paneling and exposed brickwork – all classic features of the 1970s […]

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Unusual Christmas Gifts tip lid box
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16 Nov 2015

Finding quirky and unusual Christmas gifts for style conscious friends and relatives can be a real challenge. We’ve put together our top 6 Christmas gifts that will be cherished long after all the turkey has been eaten. For eco friendly cooks Our stripy wood chopping boards are made using up offcuts from our furniture making […]

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Plan view of Dovetailors maple and walnut seat
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12 Nov 2015

As many of our regular customers know, we have recently launched a ready to buy range online and these items are amongst a selection of our products that are now featured on the Houzz design website. As British designers we are delighted to have our products on such a high profile interiors site and this […]

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Bespoke burr oak hall table
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09 Nov 2015

This burr oak console table was designed by our creative director David Wilson as a statement piece for a customer’s hallway. The design demonstrates how technology is enabling us to create designs that would have been impossible without the computer aided techniques we now have the benefit of. We always design first and worry about […]

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Your dining table will be the focal point for family gatherings this Christmas. If you’re looking for a new table where family and friends can relax, dine and chat, here’s our choice of the top 6 designs. Large extending table Extending tables are always popular because of their versatility. Few people have the space or […]

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tilting tri-pod trestle desk
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23 Oct 2015

Our latest tri-pod trestle desk design is a masterpiece of engineering that makes the most of our technology-led design capabilities and our experience as master furniture makers. Created with the modern home office in mind, it features a contemporary trestle design with elegant wood supports in solid walnut, oak and brushed aluminium. The glass top […]

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sheffield cathedral
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13 Oct 2015

Why our historic churches have an important role to play now and in the future Britain’s historic church buildings characterise our landscape and bear witness to centuries of life and death in our cities, towns and villages. Few would deny their heritage and architectural importance but what about their role in our modern society? We […]

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Dovetailors tri-pod desk in walnut and glass
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13 Oct 2015

Yorkshire furniture design firm Dovetailors has launched a new website to sell its latest range of ready to buy furniture online. The company, which designs and manufactures all its own products at Sunny Bank Mill in Leeds, has developed a capsule collection of furniture and shelving that can be ordered direct from anywhere in the […]

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Extendable table in oak
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01 Jul 2015

A new dining table is far more than just a place to eat. As the focal point for family gatherings, Christmas dinner, celebrations and socialising it is an important ingredient in any home. As thoughts turn to seasonal entertaining, people often start to think about how and where family and friends will be catered for […]

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Ceremonial Chairs Royal Maundy Thursday
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25 Mar 2015

Her Majesty the Queen will be in Yorkshire next month to celebrate Maundy Thursday at Sheffield Cathedral and we are honoured to have been asked to make a special seat for the occasion.

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Carved inscriptions on choir stall for wakefield cathedral
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15 Mar 2015

Following our work to build a new altar and ambo for Wakefield Cathedral, we are delighted to be working with the cathedral team once again to create some new choir stalls. We have thoroughly enjoyed our collaboratively role with the cathedral community over the past couple of years and are very proud to be working […]

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sheffield cathedral
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09 Dec 2013

Any project that involves designing new furniture for an old building demands a sensitive approach, and this is particularly true when designing furniture for churches or for any building that has architectural, cultural or religious significance. Over the past year, we have been working with Wakefield Cathedral to design and create a new altar and […]

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09 Apr 2013

After months of design work and many hours of dedicated craftsmanship in our workshop we were delighted to install our completed altar in Wakefield Cathedral in time for a special service of re-dedication. The service on March 23rd was the first to be held in the re-developed nave following an exciting renewal programme, Project 2013. […]

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