The Office

  Although our workshop floor is where all our furniture making skill and experience comes to fruition, our compact office is the beating heart of our business. We have some exciting changes happening around here at Mark Williamson Furniture, so we have been sprucing up our office space to more comfortably and efficiently meet the challenges and hard work of …

Arts and Crafts house floating shelves – now with books!

Last year we installed some simple and elegant floating shelves for clients that live in a wonderful Arts and Crafts house in the Gerrads Cross area. We posted about the shelves on our blog back then and you can read more about them here. The thing is, usually when we finish installing our shelves, or whatever furniture it may be …

Jack explains why we number hinges – custom made furniture, Thame, Oxfordshire

This is Jack, who works with us at Mark Williamson Furniture. He’s learning about how to design and make beautiful bespoke furniture and has already become an integral part of our team. Here, he shows us the method we use for getting the right hinges on the right doors, and this is vital, because every individual piece is made and …

Bespoke oak bedroom furniture in a client’s house, Thame – mid fit!

We’ve been fitting bedroom furniture designed and made by us into a client’s house in Thame, Oxfordshire, and to make a change, we decided to post a clip instead of photos. Mark does all the talking, showing the carious stages of the fitting (this is mid-fit), as we’re currently in the process of fitting our bespoke furniture in various rooms …

Folding oak table for eight!

This beautiful and flexible oak table with matching benches was a project that we completed towards the end of last year. Our client wanted a table made to measure that fitted in her living room in a particular space (her bay window) and that then can be moved out and extended to seat eight people – perfect for dinner parties. The benches also …

Glass splashback – final touch to our bespoke Stoke Hammond kitchen

We recently added the final but every important touch to the bespoke kitchen that we designed and made for our clients in Stoke Hammond. This last vital piece was the glass splash back that sits behind the hob, work tops and below the extractor and adjoining units. This splashback was made from toughened low iron glass, and then was sprayed …

Oak doors, custom made for clients near Henley

We recently made and fitted these beautiful doors for our clients’ house in Park Corner, not far from Henley. This was a return to this property for us, as we had previously designed and made a kitchen for our clients, and as happens often, they wanted us to return. These internal doors are constructed in solid European oak and we fitted …

Tidy those shoes away!

  We have noticed that for some reason we have many clients that boast fine footwear collections. This doesn’t mean that they all want their shoes on show all the time however, so several times we have been asked to build specific shoe storage that gets said footwear neatly stored out of sight. This is our latest shoe tidy commission. …

Building works – we can cover it

  Usually, if we design a new kitchen for a client, it means obviously that the old kitchen will need to be stripped out, pipe work and electrical sockets and supplies will need removing, adding or moving, and there will most probably be building and plastering work needed for the new kitchen to fit seamlessly into the space. Many clients …

Floating shelves for a beautiful Arts and Crafts house

We have recently finished fitting some simple and elegant floating shelves for a client. They live in a wonderful Arts and Crafts house in the Gerrads Cross area, and needed some subtle shelving that didn’t take away from the fine details of the room in which the shelves were needed. The original period plaster work coving and ceiling work in …