Herne Hill, London

Herne Hill, London
Formica on birch plywood
What did I make?
Doors and drawer fronts with integral handles.
Bespoke shelving units
Bespoke tall unit
What would I charge for a similar project?

The Story

The client was an architect who wanted a new kitchen for his own home. He had clear plans for the layout, so my role was to discuss details, such as handle positions and to coordinate with the builder.

There was a need for some careful site measurements before making anything. The tall unit beside the door is fully bespoke as an Ikea unit would be too deep.

There had to be a staggered programme of making and fitting. The client didn’t want filler panels either side of the shelving unit to the left of the chimney breast. This meant that the wall units had to be fitted first, to enable an accurate measurement to be taken to determine the width of the shelves.

The doors on the wall unit are extended below the unit behind by 2cm. This enables them to be opened without a handle. The handles elsewhere have an oak insert to match the floor.

Once completed, the client felt that more shelves were required, so another set was made to fit to the right of the chimney breast.