FAQ > How are the cabinets made?

All of our handmade cabinets are made using traditional woodworking techniques including mortice and tennon, and dovetail joints.

They are handcrafted in our workshops and finished on site to your bespoke specifications. We take great pride in providing truly beautiful kitchens handmade in the UK by craftsmen.


“If It Ain’t Broke – Don’t Fix It”

This phrase sums up our opinion on traditional British craftsmanship. We use the best, tried and tested methods including mortice and tennon, and dovetail joints. Not sure what these are? Take a look:

Mortice and tennon?

Used for thousands of years, the mortice and tennon joint is a ball and socket style joint. The mortice timber/piece has a hole carved into it which matches the shape of the tennon piece, which has a carved protrusion designed to fit inside the mortice. These come in various shapes and sizes.


The dovetail joint is a jigsaw puzzle style joint. You can think of it as clasping hands where your fingers interlace as well. The joint gets its name from the carved teeth each of which is shaped like a dove’s tail for better binding.

Traditionally Modern

Despite being wedded to the best of traditional British woodcraft, we use the most up-to-date and modern technology, styles and options. We guarantee to buy the best quality woods while keeping the price down, fixtures and fittings, and paint for colouring. When crafting our pieces, we take great care to ensure that everything is hand finished to our exacting standards while providing the best value for money.
Below you can see our materials, tools and products in various stages of creation.

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Telephone 01202 481177

Classic Kitchens Direct
19 Bargatess
BH23 1QD