Caroline Jones Woodworking and Design

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I am Caroline Jones, a furniture designer, maker and woodworker based in Brighton.

I offer a variety of styles and designs and a choice of materials and finishes, always using high quality hardware and fittings for a stylish and sophisticated finish.

If you’re thinking of having something made please get in touch, I’d love to hear your design ideas.

LP storagelino desk with floating drawers

Bespoke handmade furniture

Walnut Vanity Unit

Soft close drawers with a slatted towel rack below. Continuous veneer runs across the drawer fronts. Finished with Osmo Top Oil.

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Oak console table

Solid oak console table with turned legs. Made in a traditional farmhouse style with ash drawer boxes and continuous grain running across the drawer fronts. Finished with a “raw” look hard wax oil.

Oak console table

Santos Rosewood LP storage furniture

Mid century style furniture created to store a large collection of LPs using Santos Rosewood solid timber and veneers. A tall open shelving unit with adjustable dividers paired with a six drawer credenza to file further records. The bookmatched veneers run continuously across the soft close drawer fronts.

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Elm Dining Table

Designed to seat twelve, this three metre long table is made from solid elm. The strength and support come from two stretchers rather than a traditional apron frame, giving the table a stunning contemporary style.

The finish is hard wax oil.

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Oak LP unit

Made from solid European Oak, this sleek contemporary design pops with the vibrancy, texture and colour of the Valchromat® drawer fronts and the funky red drawer boxes. Designed to give a loving home to approximately 800 vinyl LP’s, the top row of drawers displays album art. A shrine to the vinyl gods.

Oak LP unit

Elm Coat Cabinet

Designed in the style of an old school coat rack, this solid elm cabinet is backed with ash tongue and groove boards with decorative elm butterfly inlays. The cabinet is a symmetrical design with book-matched panels in the traditional frame and panel doors.

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Extending Table With Lacquered Leaf

This modern take on a mid-century style table can be used as a metre square elm-topped table or extended to two larger sizes to seat up to ten people. With a single lacquered leaf insert the table becomes 1m x 1.5 m. With two inserts it reaches two metres long.

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Bespoke shelving and storage

Oak bookcase

Oak bookcase

A mid-century style oak bookcase designed for a home in Kemp Town. It has an Antique Oak wood wax finish with a lacquered back panel to match the room’s colour scheme.

Alcove home office

I installed this sapele veneered double home office in the spare bedroom of my clients’ home. A drop-down bureau with plenty of storage in the left alcove and a desk with a pull-out keyboard shelf and floating box shelves above, in the right.

Floating oak alcove furniture

Oak veneered floating alcove furniture mounted on a back-lit board with a lacquered spray finish. The cabinet doors are hand veneered with a horizontal grain and groove detail.

Bespoke fitted and cooled media unit

A fitted media unit with integrated cooling fan and central speaker. The push to open drawers and doors present an uncluttered look with clean lines on the panelled front. It has a spray painted finish.

A bevelled front on the stained oak units stylishly frame the yellow wave push to open doors.

Floating oak alcove units with textured doors

Stained oak units with an attractive bevelled front to frame the wavy detail on the cabinet doors. The units are mounted on to the walls with hidden fixings and there is a narrow shadow line either side, making them appear to float within the alcove.

Red lino and birch ply shelves

Red linoleum and birch ply shelving

A wall-mounted shelving unit made by laminating red desktop linoleum on to birch plywood, exposing the ply edges for a sleek Scandi-style piece of furniture.

LP storage furniture

I’m a music lover and my hobby collecting vinyl has directed my interest in designing/making various styles of storage for LP collections whatever their size.
I can provide bespoke built-in shelving with LED lighting for browsing; media units with integrated lp and cd storage; simple, stackable record cubes or bespoke mid-century style cabinets with drawers to store your vinyl out of sight within a beautiful piece of furniture. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Commissions

Are you are considering a piece of bespoke hand made furniture for your home?

I am a Brighton furniture maker and I provide a friendly and personal service. I would love to talk to you about the design ideas you have and my design and commissioning process.

If you like, I can advise on the choice of materials and finishes for your design to achieve precisely the style you are looking for.

Initially I like to make a home visit to be sure that I reflect your own style as I develop the design. It is also helpful to see the space and light in which the piece will sit.

I’ll then produce sketches for you to consider. On your approval, I will continue with more detailed plans from which I will craft your own unique piece of furniture.

The production time depends on the size and complexity of the commission, but with handmade furniture you can expect me to take a few weeks to make your bespoke design. Good quality bespoke furniture is unavoidably more costly than shop-bought pieces but I aim to provide excellent value for money with careful design and appropriate selection of materials and fixings.

If you’re thinking of having something made please get in touch, I’d love to hear your design ideas.

Other services

French polishing service

Please get in touch for a free estimate

Furniture repair and restoration

Fixing wonky chairs, splicing a broken table leg, restoring worn drawer runners, patching failing veneers – whatever the ailment, I am happy to undertake sympathetic repairs to your furniture whether heirlooms or family favourites.

I can do polishing and surface renovations on site if required, more complex furniture repairs are done in my workshop.

Please get in touch for a free estimate

Other finishes

I also restore or replace these popular furniture finishes

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Testimonials

Dr Parvathi Raman, Raynes Park, London

Much-loved piece of family furniture

“Caroline has now made two pieces of furniture for me, a plant stand and a side table. I am delighted with both of them. I was consulted throughout the design stage, and advised on appropriate woods.

Caroline also listened carefully to what it was I wanted, and took note of where the pieces would be placed. Not only were they finished to a high standard, I was also very pleased with the attention to detail, and the special touches she added, such as lining the draws with cedar wood. They are both beautiful and have already become much-loved pieces of family furniture.

Working with Caroline was a pleasure, and I can’t recommend her highly enough. I hope she will be making another piece for us in the near future.”

Oak Wardrobes

Clare Baker, Brighton

Beautifully crafted, well thought out furniture

“As soon as I came across Caroline’s website, I knew I wanted her to make our wardrobes. And I was right! Caroline came to give us ideas of what might be possible in the space we had, ideas we had not thought of ourselves. She got a sense of who we were and consequently what type of design might work for us.

The end result is beautifully crafted, well thought out furniture that provides
optimum space and is visually stunning – we wish we had done it years ago! The skill involved in her work is exceptional and she thinks of every detail.

We highly recommend her work – you will definitely not be disappointed.

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John Wightman-Beaven, Dubai, UAE

Breathtaking

“Ever since I first contacted Caroline I knew that it was an excellent choice. I needed something little bit unusual, two matching cases for valve amplifiers, and I wanted to find someone who would add to the design choices.

Caroline has been a pleasure to work with, we communicated extensively in coming up with the final design, and the result is breathtaking – the fit and finish is absolutely perfect. I am looking forward to using her services for my next projects.”

The Bench Space

Woodworking bench rental

I have benches available to rent in my well-equipped cabinet making workshop which offers use of up-to-date and reliable machinery and is located 10 miles from Brighton in Wivelsfield, RH17. Benches are available for rent on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Get in touch

If you would like to discuss your design ideas or get a free estimate please fill in the form below. Alternatively, you can email cjcarolinejones@gmail.com or call me on 07801 370184. Please note that there is very patchy mobile phone reception at my workshop so please leave me a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as I can.