With thanks to photographer Jeremy Baker for capturing a typical a day for our designers and cabinet makers at our workshop in Shere.
First thing, we all appreciate the beauty of the Surrey Hills on our journeys to the workshop. Narrow lanes, with trees arching over the top, and sometimes a glimpse of deer. Pootling on his way to work, in his ever-faithful VW, Andy says he often wonders about the olden day highway men horses and carts clattering along the same tracks #dreamer.
Next of course is a cup of tea, with a team cooked breakfast on a Friday which the guys take turns to make. Team catch up and hopefully a laugh. If there is no laughing, there certainly will be dog tummy tickling. Luke’s dog Snoopy is such a softy.
Mike will crack on with CAD designs. Talking with builders, architects, and clients to ensure that the kitchen we make will fit beautifully into the space. Discussing the internal cabinetry designs, handles, worktops and paint colours.
The cabinet makers will get the fire going and warm up the machines. For the rest of the day we might be calculating cutting lists, preparing wood, sharpening hand tools, crafting door and spice rack components, dovetails drawers and framing, hanging cupboard doors, and finishing cupboards with oil, wax or primer ready for painting and finishing.