A selection of testimonials from previous projects
- 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.
- Mr and Mrs Kaminski
"We could not be more please with the absolutely brilliant job J Smith Woodwork did designing and building our bespoke custom made alcove units and shelves! Their customer service, enthusiasm, incredible skills and craftsmanship made them an absolute delight to work with. We cannot recommend them enough to all our friends and family. Thank you Jamie and Rhiannon.
- Mr and Mrs Ireland, Bradford Abbas Dorset
"We’re absolutely delighted with our beautiful three metre fitted wardrobe built by J Smith Woodwork. Jamie and Rhiannon are professional and friendly, tidy and efficient, and generally a delight to have around! We have already found another couple of projects for them, and I’m sure there will be many more!"
- Mr and Mrs cook, Wimborne Dorset
"One glorious bespoke boot room built-in unit. Handmade by the lovely J Smith Woodwork one of the loveliest teams you could hope for, talented, tidy, endearing and efficient. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you Jamie and Rhiannon, an excellent job. I am totally thrilled."
- josephine burlingham, exeter devon - country and coastal interiors
"J Smith Woodwork demonstrated a high standard of workmanship and attention to detail in designing and then building a bespoke built in wardrobe for one of our daughter’s bedrooms in our home in Sherborne. They can be relied on to go the extra mile to achieve total satisfaction. I have no hesitation in recommending their work."
- The Avenue Sherborne, Dorset
"J Smith Woodwork work is conceived, planned and executed to an extremely high standard, quality and finish. Both Rhiannon and Jamie are willing to listen to exactly what the client requires and will come up with solutions to fit anyone's expectations. They built a beautiful bookshelf in an awkward spot for us. The result is satisfying, elegant and functional. I am delighted to recommend J Smith Woodwork to everyone because I know they will produce an unbeatable, beautiful and quality piece of work efficiently and with minimum disruption to home and office."
- Angela Scott, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
"I commissioned a cabinet to house CDs with cupboards underneath. Jamie and Rhiannon had no problem with turning my drawing into a working project and I ended up with the piece of furniture I really wanted. It is aesthetically pleasing, well thought through and made with real craftsmanship."
- Alexandra Lacey, Bradford Abbas, Dorset
"When we had a new extension built on the back of the house it was the perfect opportunity to build the kitchen of my dreams. Jamie and Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork came up with some fabulous creative designs that I would never have thought of and then proceeded to turn them into a beautiful, handmade, designer kitchen complete with individual dresser and gorgeous central island unit. I love the beautiful cabinets painted with soft hues of Farrow & Ball and the solid oak worktops with lime-wash. Perfect - a dream come true."
- Jane Adkins, Sherborne, Dorset
"J Smith Woodwork was recommended to us and they arranged a meeting quickly, listened to our requirements, developed drawings and returned with samples of wood. They provided a detailed quote and confirmed timescales. They were extremely professional, the finished items exceeded our expectations and the work was carried out in a friendly and clean manner. We would highly recommend them for quality, professionalism, craftwork and understanding of our needs."
- Jeanette and Gordon Reid - The Queens Arms, Corton Denham