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How we get impossibly large furniture into tiny cottages

Case study - A furniture accessibility question.

Two clients, one in Somerset, the other in Oxfordshire. Both with the same furniture aspirations and both with the same challenge and one that may apply to you.

You live in a small cottage, something like this?:

Tiny cottage in East Sussex

So how do you get one of these:

Dismantle-able oak linen press

Up something like this:

Tight staircase in cottage

Here's how we did it:

A beautiful period style oak linen press, that's custom made in 'kit form', to dismantle into thirteen pieces, so that it can be easily carried up tight staircases and through tight doorways. (Don't worry, we won't be expecting you to do this!)

Oak linen press fully dismantled

Below we see the lower drawer assembly in the dining room of our Oxfordshire client's cottage, minus the plinth and about to be carefully split in half.

Base section of dismantle-able linen press, still to be split in half

One half now up the stairs and into our clients dressing room. Shown here resting on the plinth assembly.

Half of the base section and plinth assembly of our dismantle-able linen press

The right half now installed on the plinth, and waist moulding re-fitted. Clever stuff so far!

The whole base section and plinth assembly of dismantle-able linen press

All the base drawers now inserted.

Base and plinth assembly, complete with drawers, of our dismantle-able linen press

Now one half of the wardrobe section ready to be maneuvered carefully up the staircase. 

Half of the dismantle-able linen press top wardrobe section, waiting to be carried upstairs

Both halves of the wardrobe section in place. Just the cornice assembly to go.

Oak dismantle-able linen press assembled in cottage dressing room, minus it

Complete and looking splendid with our Wilmington range bespoke chest on chest and full height cheval mirror, all hand finished in our 'Raw Sienna' colour.
...and no one else will know the secret!!

Oak linen press and chest on chest, fully installed in dressing room of Oxfordshire cottage

...and here's the same linen press model, in our clients Somerset cottage bedroom, shown here finished in our 'Warm Chestnut' colour.

Dismantle-able oak linen press, successfully installed in bedroom of Somerset cottage

For more details on this piece, including standard sizes (which can be changed of course), colour options and prices, click:
Bespoke dismantle-able oak linen press.

Note that in both of the above cases, we actually delivered and installed the linen presses, and this personal service is included in the price, as long as it's a reasonable distance from our showroom. Which the likes of Somerset and Oxford is!

 

All our prices include VAT and free mainland England delivery.   Details here of our UK and overseas delivery service

Easy ways to place your order and pay...

1. You can simply place your order here on our website by using our intuitive selection boxes (on any of our product pages) and then continue through to your basket page (you'll need to register with us first - see 'Login/Register'. This will then take you through to the secure server of WorldPay, where you can pay your deposit for bespoke pieces, or full payment for accessories.

2. Alternatively, you can email or phone your order through, or visit us personally at our showroom. Click here for contact details.  We accept BACS transfer, cheque, credit card or debit card payments.

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