Build Ottoman - Carpenter Solutions for Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire & North London

Ottomans can store many items and can be combined as a bench with a lift up lid. Importantly, Ottomans built by us can be can be made to fir exactly the space you want. With the addition of a cushion, it can also turn your Ottoman into a very comfortable place to sit.  A lift up seat compartment is handy for holding anything from shoes to clothing or keepsakes, depending on the room it is for.


Commissioned to your exact requirements

Like any other freestanding furniture we build in our workshop, Ottomans can be commissioned, specifically, by the client, making each piece unique. The first thing we determine, is the proportion of the piece to suit the height and the spot the piece will occupy. The size and type of the panels is affected by the depth of the bench and the height of the seat. 


Getting the most out of your furniture

In the photo, below, our client wanted an Ottoman that had a lift lid to store shoes in a hallway. As the hallway was very narrow, we suggested to the client if they wanted the Ottoman to double up as a seating area. This is something they hadn't considered but thought was a great idea. The wood chosen by the client was Canadian Red Oak, to match existing furniture in their home.  It is a warm colour and was finished with clear lacquer to show the beauty of the wood.


Frames and stiles were prepared and crosscut to length and put together using mortise and tenon joinery.  Panels were glued from ¾” stock so that the grain in the finished panels will run vertically. Panels are machined Shaker style, and in this case, raised and fielded. The lid was connected using brass piano hinges.


As an added quality, our furniture is made from hand selected, high quality solid woods, veneers, or made from paint grade materials if a painted finish is required.  Woods can be finished using oils, lacquer or wax, and treated in our dust free spraying room.


Our process

After an initial contact from an enquiry, we will arrange a convenient time to visit your premises to discuss your requirements in principle. An estimate will be provided based on choices made during our first visit.  Upon acceptance of an estimate, a further appointment will be made to finalise your choices of samples and colours, before conducting a full survey. A mutually convenient time is arranged for works/installation to take place. Our aim is to provide an efficient, reliable service and always be punctual.


Project pictures

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  • Oak Ottoman


Why not contact us today?

Why not contact us today or telephone on 01707 _372829 if you are looking for a Carpenter in the Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire or North London areas, to name but one local town, to find out more about our carpenter services, even if you just need to "bounce" some ideas around. We have a wealth of experience you can "tap" into, so please feel free to use it.

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