Book Shelving

Welcome to under stairs and wardrobe storage solutions.Whether you want a hand crafted bespoke solution or something of the shelf from my previous collection of projects, finding a capable passionate time served craftsmen is just a short step away. Bringing your plans alive. I'll be able to offer a design consultation for free and a selection of past projects with differing budgets in mind.


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  2. Joinery & Cabinet Making
  3. Kitchen Fitting
  4. Loft Conversions
  5. Conversions - General

About Book Shelving

This week I made and fitted some floating bracketless pine shelves. How does one make floating pine shelves I hear you ask? Well it is a little more difficult then ordinary floating shelves. However not too difficult if you have the tools. In the videos below I show the shelves in the work shop and after fitting them at Aaron's flat in Norwood. All 11 shelves were made danished oiled and fully fitted for less then £690.00

Friday, 28 August 2015
Hi Everyone, yet another floor, only this is an oak floor. Very tough! Although I brought what I thought was everything that I may need, and more. I almost ran out of sand paper, on a job, that couldn't wait another day.

Friday, 31 July 2015
Making and fitting an oak front door and frame.
Hello everyone, thanks for looking at my blog. A little while ago I made and fitted an oak front door and frame for a customer in Gidea Park, in Essex. It had sealed opaque glazed units along one side of the door as well as panels made in oak along the top and down the other side. The door was 70mm thick and was made from 1 inch solid oak planks stuck together, like with an aircraft wing, thus enabling me to get the thickness and the planks were stuck together with a biscuit machine and plenty of exterior glue. The height of the door was 7 feet too. It was quite difficult to pick up with two guys, once it was assembled. And here are the pictures of the job. Want to know more?

Here I've made some garage doors out of meranti wood, they look good don't they?
Here is another carpentry and joinery project I undertook with Ben for a customer in Woodford. It included stripping the front door of paint and sanding the hallway and making the back gate and the garage doors and fitting them and finally varnishing everything. However the floor has something tougher then just varnish. It was a special water based floor treatment recommended by surveyors in the pub industry. Want to know more?

Aug 28 Grays, England
Any aspiring carpenters in Grays or Romford. Check this out, some tips here when sanding an oak floor, Ilford Essex.


City a Guilds qualified
Advanced craft
Degree bsc hons (oxford brookes)

prior member of ciob (chartered institute of builders)

Latest reviews

  • TV Unit and Shelves for Living Room

    Very pleased with the work Mark carried out. He installed a TV cabinet and two floating shelves. Mark was very accommodating of our design requirements and provided excellent service throughout. I highly recommend him and would likely use him again for future carpentry jobs.

  • Floor Sanding 18m2 plus Staircase. Sunday only.

    Mark was great. Would certainly recommend to anyone!

  • Shelf making & fitting in alcoves, cupboards & walls

    Great communication, friendly and skilled tradesman.

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