Jeff Segal Cabinetmaker - Handmade furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition

Cherry stretcher tables

Cherry tables - laminated layers in home-made plywood

Pair of stretcher tables in English and Japanese cherry

These tables are being made entirely in the timber from a little flowering cherry tree grown outside a Georgian house in north London. They feature workshop-made veneer inlays and classic Arts and Crafts details.

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London plane nesting tables

Walnut plinth - completed Nesting tables - close-up of lacewood figure

Pair of nesting tables in London plane

I'm making these guestroom tables from lacewood plane grown less than a mile from the clients' home. They'll be functional, space-saving and practical, with exposed joinery typical of the Arts and Crafts style.

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Douglas fir panelled door

Panelled door - Douglas fir log

Traditional glazed and panelled door in Douglas fir

This project uses Canadian Douglas fir - a timber higly suited for internal joinery - to make a replacement kitchen door in the traditional Victorian way, with hand-cut joints and mouldings.

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English walnut plinth

Walnut plinth - completed arcade with frieze

Plinth for Dulwich Picture Gallery in solid English walnut

This is a commission in the classical style, reflecting the world-renowned architecture of the gallery. It's being built in English walnut, an exquisite and understated timber in keeping with the early 19th-century building.

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Elm and sycamore coffee table

Elm coffee table - multiple joints

Coffee table in Scottish elm with sycamore drawers and glass panels

This elm coffee table is designed to display the client's favourite objects in its two glass-topped drawers, built in contrasting sycamore. Exposed dovetail joints will stand out against the flowing grain of the table top.

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Cherry bedside cabinets

Cherry cabinets - completed structure

Two bedside cabinets in solid English cherry with veneered panels

These two little cabinets in wild cherry are designed with touches from the Cotswold School of the English Arts and Crafts movement: chamfered legs, arched rails, through dovetails and pegged tenons.

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Half-timbered pippy oak desk

Quadrant oak desk - side elevation

Half-timbered office desk in solid English pippy oak

This piece, the last in a commission for three desks made in pippy oak, is inspired by English vernacular half-timbering. Each of the five identical panels will be made up of four quadrant shapes (quarter-circles).

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Dovetailed pippy oak desk

Dovetailed oak desk - drawer unit on stand

Dovetailed office desk in solid English pippy oak

This is the second of a suite of three oak office desks. The overall shape and size match the first, but this one is built around a dovetailed drawer cabinet. Hand-cut joints make a strong feature.

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Pegged pippy oak desk

Pegged oak desk - assembled joint

Pegged office desk in solid English pippy oak

This is the first of a family of three desks in pippy oak commissioned for a busy London office. It builds on the work I did on an Scots pine version (below) which helped resolve the technical problems of a unique design.

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Sussex pine desk

Components of pine joint

Office desk in solid Scots pine from Sussex

This prototype for three desks for a working office meets a challenging brief with a design that echoes Arts and Crafts traditions in complex revealed joints and an unpretentious, functional style.

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Curved pippy oak desk

Assembled desk frame

Curved desk in English pippy oak with two drawers

This large desk, featuring a tapering curve, was built in solid pippy oak, giving it a modest, rural feel. The front and back rails were laminated into a gentle arc from thin sheets of pippy sawn from the solid.

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