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Bernard Codling

"Chris has been designing and constructing projects for us for many years. These include tables for our lounge, one of which is illustrated above, a sideboard, a dining room table, the fitting out of our study, bathroom cabinets and a computer desk.He is a craftsman with a flair for innovative designs and he is meticulous in carrying out a project. He is happy to incorporate any of the client’s ideas."

Naomi Jensen

"Chris has done a range of projects for me in my 300 year-old cottage. He started with a full consultation and understanding of what I was looking for, and made sure I was happy at all stages throughout. On every one he has more than exceeded my expectations: Chris has created a beautiful window seat in ash, two bespoke sets of kitchen and book shelving, some shelving in my main bedroom, and a stunning shelf of waney-edge wood inspired by the vision of an African savanna tree. This is the most stunning piece of work that has drawn comments from everyone - it is the stuff of legend. Chris puts his heart and soul into every job, and that is reflected in his creations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, and I am SO glad I found him!! Thank you Chris, you have helped transform my house into my home! I have had several carpenters do work in my house over the past few years, but none has produced work like Chris. Please note that the photos do not do Chris' work justice!."

Alan and Judy Gowans

"Chris was excellent at working with us to create a multi-purpose wall to wall, floor to ceiling unit that fitted our needs and requirements. Throughout the build he constantly checked that we were happy with progress. We were very impressed by his workmanship and attention to detail. He obviously takes great pride in what he does and is ever anxious to ensure that the client is happy with the finished product.."

Mary Lauder

"Excellent professional service. Always provides good ideas and knowledge. Have had numerous projects carried out over a few years. Would highly recommend this company.."

Phil Colebourn

"Chris Thompson runs Furniture by Design. We have employed Chris for several projects, including the doorway shown on this page. We always enjoy working with Chris, who is a meticulous craftsman; there is no sense of any design or construction solution being imposed, we exchange ideas as each project evolves, and we are always extremely happy with the result. Chris puts an immense amount of thought into each project; he has built doors, desks and bookcases for us, using native timbers carefully sourced, and they are all superbly designed and finished."

John Downer

"Chris designed, built and installed fitted wardrobes for us. We are very happy with them. He had good ideas and took full account of our wishes, worked carefully and efficiently, with minimum inconvenience, and produced really good pieces of furniture for a reasonable price.