British Furniture Designers & Makers, William Garvey, were commissioned to make furniture for the dower house of a Gloucestershire property.
William Garvey have made a group of pieces of furniture commissioned by the furniture designer Catriona Braybrooke, a long term client, who designs solid timber furniture, a rarity in present days and a pleasure for wood workers to create in this way.
Catriona, a furniture designer with her own concept designs, commissioned William Garvey to create a collection of freestanding wooden furniture for the kitchen, bathroom, dining and bedroom areas.
It was important for William Garvey to create quality pieces of furniture made from material sympathetic to the architecture of this Gloucestershire home and its rich history. Careful discussion led to the specification of hardwood timbers such as Oak, Ash, and Black Walnut which offer a natural raw beauty with enhanced durability and strength: ideal for an active home set in the Gloucestershire countryside.
William Garvey were responsible for project management, surveying, working drawings, CNC, manufacture, polishing, installation, materials and delivery.
Bespoke freestanding furniture for this private project includes:
Cabinetry – fitted base units/drawers with bar handles, and a freestanding tall cupboard with built-in storage, all crafted from solid Oak
Sink – a wooden Double Belfast Sink, made from Teak
Kitchen Table – a trestle style dining table, made from Walnut
Chairs – six chairs, made from Walnut and with bound hemp rope backrests and seats
Table – 2700mm x 1000mm Dining Table, made from walnut and designed to complement the homeowner’s original set of modernist Italian chairs
Bathroom & Shower Room:
Bath surround – a fully enclosed bath tub surround with rim, made from teak
Basin counter and shelving – including built-in medicine cabinets with peep-hole handles, made from teak
Basin countertop – designed to accommodate the undermount basin with integrated full-length shelving, made from Oak
Wardrobes – twin set of freestanding wardrobes with ebonised handles, made of Ash
Bedside cabinet–bedside cabinet with three drawers and open storage, made from walnut
Bedside cabinet –bedside cabinet with open shelf and concealed storage, made from walnut
Rest of house:
Flooring – American Black Walnut
Interior Doors & Frames – Eight doors and six frames, made from Oak
Exterior Doors & Frames – The front door and frame, made from Oak
Oak Front Door and frame -
The oak door is made in the classic time honoured country door fashion of two layers of planks one at right angles to the other.