What makes a J Smith Woodwork Kitchen?

Our kitchens are always bespoke and handmade to your space. We make all our shaker style kitchen cabinet frames with a hardwood called tulipwood which is incredibly popular in the world of cabinet making due to it's straight and even grain.

Using traditional well loved techniques when it comes to the making of our doors, we use tenon and groove construction with a panel insert which means that your doors wont only be strong, but beautiful as well. For the internals of our cabinets we use a variety of materials depending on your budget and preference from birch ply wood to real wood veneer, such as Oak and Walnut.

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We make a range of different cabinets depending on your requirements, from large larder cupboards with dovetail drawers, shelves and spice racks to hidden appliances and pull out belfast under sink drawers designed to look like a pair of doors. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and give our customers a unique experience to talk directly to the maker enabling them to fully understand the build process and the vast potential of choosing a bespoke handmade company.  

Hand painting

Once deciding on a colour scheme with our clients we then set to work on the doors and cabinets. Everything is hand painted in our finishing room at the workshop. We use a range of different paint brands including the popular Farrow and Ball, Little Greene and Paint and Paper Library. 

Once the exteriors have been sanded smooth we apply under coat followed by another sanding session and then three coats of your chosen paint colour, with sanding in between each coat to ensure a smooth and even finish.

We use traditional roller and brush method as we know that kitchens not only have to be a beautiful space to enjoy, but also to with stand everyday mishaps. Hand painting really gives the kitchen that handmade touch and is easy to wipe clean.


What our most recent kitchen client said about our service

Phoebe Tavenner & Dan Molynuex

As soon as we moved into our house we knew that something needed to be done to the kitchen as it was a dark, awkwardly shaped uninviting space. We decided that, because of this, we would need a kitchen company who would both be able to make something bespoke and sympathetic to the style of the house. After seeing J Smith Woodwork’s beautiful craftsmanship on Instagram we organised a design visit. During this meeting I could see their passion and their attention to detail. They had lots of great ideas for making the most of this small and awkward space. We knew then that they would provide us with something individual to the house and us. Right from the start they involved us with how everything was progressing and always suggesting alternative options and ideas. For example after starting to install the kitchen Jamie and Rhiannon explained that it would be possible to have a drawer under our cooker for trays. This enabled us to have even more storage. Jamie and Rhiannon also put up with our regular changes to the initial plans. For example we wanted a pop up electrical socket, however after looking at it we decided that the lid of this would be very ugly to have on show. So Jamie devised a way in which it could sit within the worktop and have an oak lid instead. Their approach to kitchen making is incredibly bespoke, and the attention to detail is fantastic! We have had so many compliments about our new kitchen and every time I’m in there I still cannot believe it’s the same space. The kitchen is in no way off the peg and is very much unique to the way we live. It is now very much the heart of the home.