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Handmade Bespoke Furniture - Who needs a lie down?? It would appear that it has reached the part of the week when I've had enough of building handmade bespoke furniture, and all i really want to do is curl up in a little ball and cry myself to sleep (normally this is...read more
Handmade Designer Furniture - 25 Lovely Libraries Since David gave me the blog on handmade designer furniture at the end of March, i noticed the other day that i had somehow managed to compile 30 blog posts in six months. This to me represents an amazing amount of...read more
The products we use part 2 - gluing, sealing and finishing. One for the DIY enthusiasts! And so we are on to part 2, part 1 took me just under an hour so working it out i should definitely have enough time for at least a few more this afternoon, as long as i am left...read more
The products we use part 1- gluing, sealing and finishing. One for the DIY enthusiasts! At David Head Furniture we obviously use a lot of specially designed and specially ordered products that are made specifically for the job that we do. These will come from...read more
20 Things to do with a wooden pallet and none of them will get you arrested It may come as a massive surprise to you all but I’m going to put it out there and make a startling admission……. my friends…… my family……. internet…… please do not judge me when i admit to...read more
MDF - Ahhhhh the horror.....hold on.........why don't people use this for handmade furniture??!! You may have noticed that I am slowly becoming much more comfortable writing blogs about handmade furniture. The titles are getting sillier, the jokes about the boss........read more
Welcome to our handmade furniture blog page Here is a collection of some of the blogs we have done in the past.... Get in touch if there is a subject you would like us to cover.... Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest releases.... Every piece is a...read more
David Head Furniture- 2011-2016 Part 1 So, i find myself in possession of a fairly free afternoon. The lads are busy in the workshop and David is asleep and so i thought i would embark on a fairly large blogging project for the day. Most of my blog posts normally come...read more
The Milton Keynes speedy deadline!! So, we were approached a few weeks ago now by Lauren at Jasmine interiors. She was overseeing the entire interior finish of a large three storey house in Milton Keynes. She had approached a large, well known, supposedly bespoke...read more
The Oak Bar! Somewhere stylish for a pint?! So, a little while back we were contacted by our friends at HR projects in London about creating a beautiful and bespoke oak bar for a brand new bowls club in the Horsham area of West Sussex. A large house building company...read more
Working with Angles It's not as terrifying as you would think! At David Head Furniture we deal with our fair share of angled and curved walls. Bespoke Handmade Furniture When you offer the bespoke handmade furniture service that we do it sort of comes with the...read more
Bespoke Handmade Kitchens- A case study in design So far i have waxed lyrical about our bespoke handmade kitchens service. I have also written at length about what the term 'bespoke' means to us, but what does it mean in practice to you, our customers? I thought i...read more
One for the Handmade Bookcases lovers!! As an avid reader, I am a huge fan of books. As a cabinet maker I am an even huger fan of having somewhere impressive to display my books! Unfortunately due to the high amount of obviously innovative and impressive ideas that i...read more
Some Fine Furniture for a Tuesday At David Head Furniture, it is always nice when we are called upon to make what would be described as a much more traditional piece of handmade furniture. The sort of piece that would not have looked out of place or fashion 100 years...read more
Matching Up! A large proportion of our work at David Head Furniture involves making furniture to match existing pieces in peoples homes. The ability to do this is something that we take pride in. Not many people are lucky enough to be able to furnish an entire room at...read more
Grain matching As promised, i wanted to look at some of the techniques that we use within our work, and also the features of our finished handmade furniture that are extremely important when making a high quality piece of cabinetry. I thought i would start with a...read more
DAVID HEAD AT BA AWARDS 2015 I'm going to ruin the end of this post at the start...........We won!!! We have been working with BA components for several years now. They provide us with bespoke doors and panels in a variety of styles and finishes. We use them primarily...read more
THE TRUE MEANING OF 'BESPOKE' At David Head Furniture we have a very clear idea of what the word 'bespoke' means. To us it means a piece of furniture that is completely customised to meet its purpose. It means a kitchen that uses every single centimetre of available...read more
MEET THE STAFF It's been a busy few years at David Head Furniture. So busy in fact that David hasn't been able to reach the computer to update the blog. He was last seen buried neck deep in a sea of furniture plans and bespoke kitchen designs. He has asked me, his...read more