Hand-Crafted Fine Furniture

Each piece of Handcraft Furnishings fine furniture is individually designed and handmade to order to meet the clients needs and requirements. It can be completely unique or specific style to match any existing furniture.

The hand-crafted furniture can be made to any specifications, styles, dimensions, woods or finishes and is fashioned to the highest standards.

Handcraft can produce both freestanding and fitted handmade furniture in modern contemporary, traditional, classic, country, heritage and period reproduction styles.

Whether a client is looking for attractive good looks or comfort, Handcraft Furnishings ensure that all bespoke designs are practical and functional.

They will consider how the furniture is to be used, the position in the house, colours and materials, and how much detail is required.

Perhaps the style should be contemporary and simple with clean lines, or more traditional and ornate with moulded cornices and plinths.

After the design and order stages of a Handcraft Furnishings fine furniture commission are agreed, production commences at their four thousand square foot workshop in Tubbercurry, County Sligo.

The hand-made pieces are then crafted to plan, finished and transported to your property to be fitted as smoothly as possible with the minimum of disruption.

Freestanding Furniture

Handcraft’s solid wood freestanding furniture is all handmade using traditional methods and techniques.

Mortice & tenon joints, finger joints and hardwood dowels, combine strength and elegance with excellent craftsmanship to create:-

  • Chairs and dining tables
  • Coffee tables
  • Hall tables
  • Mirror frames

Freestanding furniture can all be handmade using traditional in-frame construction with flush fitted doors, or more contemporary frameless techniques with lay-on doors, depending on the style and application of the finished piece.

  • Solid wood bespoke television cabinets
  • Display cabinets
  • Sideboards and dressers
  • Vanity units
  • Shelf units
  • Playroom furniture
  • Freestanding wardrobes

Some pieces of freestanding furniture may also feature solid wood dovetailed box joints and secret soft-close drawer runners. Typical examples may include:-

  • Chests of drawers
  • Study desks and bureaus
  • Computer desks and workstations

Fitted Furniture

Handcraft Furnishings solid wood fitted furniture is made using traditional joints and construction methods, custom designed for a specific area in a sympathetic style, and is fixed in place.

Fitted furniture can be handmade using in-frame construction with flush mounted doors, lay-on doors, or a frameless method carefully designed to look like freestanding furniture if required.

In the bedroom area Handcraft can design and produce:-

  • Fitted wardrobes scribed to the ceiling
  • Cladded and organised walk-in wardrobes
  • Solid wood headboards & beds
  • Built-in drawer units and bedside lockers

For bathrooms, Handcraft Furnishings can create:-

  • Custom veneered vanity units & wall cabinets
  • Bath panels & wooden surrounds
  • Towel storage

In living spaces, solid wood fitted furniture can extend to:-

  • Built-in television & hifi cabinets
  • Computer desks
  • Bookshelves
  • Fireplaces & mantelpieces
  • Home bars & drinks cabinets

For the home office or study:-

  • An antique reproduction library
  • Contemporary workstations
  • Built-in shelves and filing cabinets

Materials and Finishes

Handcraft Furnishings bespoke fine furniture is handmade from 100% solid wood.

They can use both hardwoods for the wide range of interesting colours, quality and grain patterns, and softwoods to match and complement existing joinery like doors, stairs and flooring.

These include:-

  • Oak, Pippy Oak
  • Walnut
  • Mahogany
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Beech
  • Chestnut
  • Ash
  • Elm
  • Sycamore
  • Birch
  • American Pines

Luxurious finishes can be created by using exotic veneers on top of engineered board, inlaid designs and marquetry, without the use of cheap particle boards or low quality materials.

The choice of finish is determined by the intended use and the amount of wear and tear it will undergo.

For example, a kitchen table would have a different finish to a dresser or display cabinet as it would need to be far more durable.

Furniture can also be aged to produce a distressed finish, to suit a period style of interior decoration or for a vintage/antique look.

Handcraft have a range of finishes available for hand-made fine furniture including:-

  • Hand-painting or spray-painting to a chosen colour
  • Oiling by hand
  • French polishing
  • Lacquering in polyurethane, heat-resistant, or low sheen spray polish

Handcraft Furnishings can also arrange a fabric upholstery service for:-

  • Chairs & stools
  • Benches & window seats

This can be in keeping with the bespoke design, or in a specific style to match existing furniture.

Bespoke Features

With Handcraft Furnishings you will find the difference is in the details.

By selecting and providing the highest quality fixtures and fittings, the craftsmanship of a Handcraft kitchen is unmistakable. These might include:-

  • Soft-close drawer runners
  • Brass and stainless steel butt hinges
  • Elegant handles and fittings

Look closer and you will also see:-

Secret magnet catches inlaid into the wood to hold the closed door in place without disrupting the line of the design.

Curved doors laminated from layers of solid wood and shaped to fit into tightly jointed frames.

Thick, solid wood dovetailed drawer boxes, and retractable doors mounted on pivot hinges that can slide back to reveal DVD and audio equipment.

Cabinets and units can be handmade to any height or depth, and for added interest, hidden compartments or drawers can be designed into bespoke furniture if requested.

For handcrafted dining tables it is possible to customise the type and style of the legs, the number of legs, the shape of the tabletop and the number of people to be seated around the table.

Flexibility can be built-in as a modular or extending design, and the height of the table can be varied with solid wood adjustable legs.

Hand-made living room units can be made to be child friendly with curved edges, feature show/hide television mechanisms, and have space allocated for media separates with built-in speakers.

In the bedroom, solid wood wardrobes can feature integrated lighting, custom rails and hanging space, pull-down rails and shoe racks, with colours and materials specified by the client.

A Handcraft Furnishings designed home office or study can be scaled to the room and fitted floor to ceiling to make maximum use of the available space, carefully planned to be user-friendly and integrate appliances like computers, printers and monitors.