Design & Craftsmanship

Traditional skills and tools still have pride of place in Hallidays Oxfordshire workshopUsing traditional techniques and finely detailed hand drawings, we have maintained the highest levels of design and craftsmanship throughout the years. Most of our work is done by hand, from setting out each project in rods to the hand planing and meticulous sanding down to smooth surfaces, finishing with hand-painted, stained and waxed finishes.

Expertise with period properties

We always strive to work in harmony with the period of your property, suggesting the best timber and design to work with its architecture, whilst being sensitive to your personal style and the functionality you need.

From bespoke fitted furniture such as fitted cabinets to traditional wood wall panelling, pine fire surrounds to hand carved mantelpieces, we design and craft:

  • Free standing furniture: bookcases, chests of drawers, bedside tables, coffee tables
  • Bespoke fitted furniture: bookcases, walk-in wardrobes, vanity units, bath panels, bedheads, libraries
  • Fireplace surrounds and fireplace accessories
  • Wood wall panelling: dado panelling, full height panelling
  • Bespoke doors and architraves, skirting, radiator covers

From Victorian pine to Tudor oak, we work with:

  • Timbers: sustainably sourced pine, oak, mahogany (Sapele), walnut and cherry
  • Styles: Georgian, Victoria, Tudor/Jacobean, Contemporary
  • Finishes: stained and waxed, just waxed, in the white for painting by others
  • Wall panel options: veneers for stability and durability, solid timbers, MDF


Hallidays (Fine Antiques) Ltd. Queen street  Dorchester on Thames  Wallingford  Oxfordshire  OX10 7HR
info@hallidays.com  01865 340068  www.hallidays.com