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Specialization

We pride ourselves on making high quality, handmade furniture and carpentry using traditional techniques combined with the finest hardwoods we can source locally.

Sustainability

Being based in the centre of French oak production we can keep our costs down whilst ensuring the quality and sustainability of the raw material.

MAKE YOUR OWN FURNITURE!

We supply ready sized machined wood you join yourself. Email us your dimensions & wood type for a competitive quote.

Handmade Solid Oak Dining Table and Benches - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Dining Table

We were commissioned to design a table for an upcoming wedding. Given a free hand we choose a chunky design with 70mm solid oak frame made from 20 year old air dried oak. All joined using traditional mortise and tenon joints. The table top was made from kiln dried oak and finished with a heat and water resistant lacquer.
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Handmade Solid Oak Frame and Doors - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Frame and Doors

As the main joinery contractors for this complete renovation project we were asked to design and install a solid Oak frame and French doors all with 24mm Argon filled double glazed units. The frame is 80mm solid oak and the door is 60mm.
Doors that are truly solid and heavy yet close on the top quality English stainless steel hinges with the merest of effort.
The client was so pleased they have asked us to make another matching door and frame for the other side of their house.
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Handmade Oak Ledge and braced door - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Stable Door

We were asked to design a stable type door for a period property for one of our long standing customers. He requested a rustic and solid door for which he choose period ironmongery.

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Handmade Solid Oak Staircase - Le Charme de Chene

Site Built Staircase

At short notice for one of the building companies we work with often we were asked to design and install a bespoke staircase into a short and narrow run. Using our usual CAD layout system to ensure a perfect fit we designed the staircase to prove the design would meet building regulations. Onsite we cut the stringers from thick stable ply and then faced them with 30mm solid kiln dried oak to ensure stability.
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Handmade Oak Plank door - Le Charme de Chene

Oak Plank Door

Solid oak frame and insulation sandwiched between our own Oak Tongue and Groove boards. This design of door is proving increasingly popular providing the appearance of a classic ledge and brace door but with the insulation values of a solid oak door.

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Handmade Oak Bespoke Bathroom - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Bathroom Unit

This bathroom oak unit is one commission of many for the same client. A modern piece designed together with the client and ourselves.

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Handmade Oak Bespoke Bookcases - Le Charme de Chene

Custom made and fitted bookcases

This matching pair of bookcases were custom made to the clients exacting design in 40mm solid Chene Clair. They were then fitted against an existing skirting board and beading. Three coats of natural mineral oil and a little wax brought out the grain and will protect the wood.

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Handmade Oak Kitchen - Le Charme de Chene

Solid oak kitchen

Made to the clients own specification this solid oak kitchen was made using traditional mortise and tenon joints throughout and then clad in exterior quality 19mm plywood.

The top was made in 45mm solid oak and finished with a professional grade lacquer to resist heat and moisture.



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Handmade Oak Electric cabinet - Le Charme de Chene

Solid oak Electric Cabinet

A simple solid oak cupboard to match front door previously made by us.

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Handmade Oak Barn doors - Le Charme de Chene

Solid oak barn doors

Made to measure solid oak barn doors made in the traditional French method.

Price on request.



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Handmade Oak Frame - Le Charme de Chene

Solid oak shop front commission

For this piece of work we were asked to remove the existing ancient shop front and copy it to comply with strict local planning regulations. Working from one on site visit and many photos we were able to replicate the existing structure in solid dark oak and then install it. The glass used was 14mm thick argon filled double glazing units to maintain to look of the original thin single glazing. A solid ( very heavy! ) solid oak door was also made to the clients own design.

All work was successfully completed to the clients satisfaction.

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Handmade Oak Frame - Le Charme de Chene

3 solid oak interior doors

3 custom doors made to the clients own design. Fitted into irregular medieval openings in the centre of Saint Benoit Du Sault

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Handmade Oak Louvered Shutters - Le Charme de Chene

Louvered Shutters

An increasing popular choice with clients with period properties , especially with our French clients. Available in Chene Clair or Dark Oak , bare , stained , or painted. This beautiful style of shutters is available to any bespoke size and we can fit them for you - price from 650 euros per pair.

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Handmade Bespoke Solid Oak Front Door - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Front Door

This door was made to the customers own design. Using air dried 40mm thick chene clair with English high quality ironmongery and a clear UV preservative.

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Handmade Oak Chunky Beds - Le Charme de Chene

Solid oak custom chunky beds

We were commissioned by one of our regular clients to make him 2 chunky solid oak beds and install them in his house. Made to his own design and specification he was delighted with the results and all his guests have remarked on the quality of build compared to your shop bought flat pack type bed. Price on request.

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Handmade Oak Coffee Table - Le Charme de Chene

Solid Oak Kitchen Worktop

We were asked to supply and fit an extensive range of solid oak worktops to a new build house in the historic town of La Souterraine. The clients had designed a beautiful modern kitchen in a subtle creme colour. After producing several samples which included solid light oak and solid dark oak with various finish options the clients decided upon a light variant of dark oak with our professional lacquer finish. This ultimate finish option provides a heat and water resistant finish with a satin sheen.

Please click the adjacent photo to browse the production through to installation of this beautiful kitchen worktop.

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Handmade Oak Barn Doors and Shutters - Le Charme de Chene

Barn Door and Shutters

We were the main Joinery subcontractors for a complete renovation of a house and barn conversion. Here you can see the new made to measure barn doors. We also supplied the shutters , solid oak flooring and kitchen unit worktops.

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Handmade Oak Window Seat - Le Charme de Chene

Bespoke Window Seat and

Cupboard

We were asked to design and build a cupboard under the stairs, a window seat and a cover for the electric meter. All the work was done in dark oak and the clients wanted a clean uncluttered finish - so apart from the hinges all the joinery and fixings are invisible.

The client was very happy with the end result as you can see from the kind email they sent...

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Handmade Oak Barn Frame - Le Charme de Chene

Made to Measure Barn

Door Frame

This solid green oak barn door frame was handmade to fit a renovated barn main entrance. Made from green oak of 150 mm dimension. Please click on the photo to see more. Also available, new solid oak barn doors and shutters.

Price on request.

Handmade Oak Shutters - Le Charme de Chene

Made to Measure Oak

or Pine Shutters

Highest quality, made to measure shutters in either pine or oak tongue and groove. Yes, you can buy what seems like cheap shutters from the larger shops but they don't compare in terms of solidity, appearance and longevity.

Price on request.

Handmade Oak Barn Door - Le Charme de Chene

Made to Measure Oak

Barn Door

Highest quality, made to measure barn door in either pine or oak tongue and groove.

Price on request.