The term cabinetmaker has come to mean someone who makes fitted or built-in furniture. This includes kitchens, built-in wardrobes and understairs storage units. Unlike traditional woodworking modern cabinetry uses manufactured boards like MDF and plywood to make streamlined boxes. In the past, a carpenter would have framed-out the space with battens. This was time-consuming and left plenty of space for dust and debris to accumulate.
MDF, plywood and decorative chipboards have given the cabinetmaker a way of making built-in cupboards that is quick and offers simple storage solutions that were not available a century ago. Today’s makers have great freedom of expression thanks to the wide variety of manufactured boards available. MDF lends itself to be readily painted so can take on the appearance of a traditional panelled or flush door at a fraction of the cost.
Check out the work of some of our friends in the main workshop.