Welcome to the Dovetail Blog

The Dovetail TeamIf you are interested in kitchen design, interior design, cabinetmaking or about to renovate a kitchen, this site should be right up your street.  This blog is all about sharing our passion and providing you with inspiration and ideas.

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Making a Small Kitchen Feel BIGGER ~ Video

Making a small kitchen feel bigger

In this video we look at some of the methods the Dovetail team employed to make the space feel larger. Thank you Nigel and Sarah for allowing us to film your kitchen.

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By John Kirby on 28/08/2015 | Painted Kitchens, Traditional Kitchens, Videos | Leave a comment

Heart of The House ~ Video

Heart of The House

In this video Chris talks about his Dovetail Kitchen being the “Heart of the house”.

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By John Kirby on 01/01/2015 | Contemporary Kitchens, Painted Kitchens, Videos | Leave a comment

Making a Challenging Space Beautiful ~ Video

Making a challenging Space Beautiful

A short video looking at a project in West Sussex

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By John Kirby on 18/06/2014 | Painted Kitchens, Traditional Kitchens, Videos | Leave a comment

My Dovetail Kitchen ~ Video

My Dovetail Kitchen

In this video, Veronique presents her kitchen and talks to us about the thinking behind the design.

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By John Kirby on 08/01/2014 | Painted Kitchens, Traditional Kitchens, Videos | Leave a comment

Wishbone Oak Table in Surrey

Wishbone Inspired Oak Table

Whilst the majority of the work we do is providing bespoke, handmade kitchens, we do sometimes bring our talents to bear on other things such as libraries, dressing rooms, paneling etc.   In this case it was designing individual pieces of furniture.

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By John Kirby on 06/01/2014 | Other Projects | Leave a comment

A Traditional Kitchen in Chichester

Iroko centre Island with end grain food prep area and sink

We provided a very traditional kitchen for clients near Chichester.  Our brief was for a light and airy open space, providing a large family living area.  We designed the centre island with an end grain (wood is cut across the growth rings of the tree) chopping block, food prep and sink area.  

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By John Kirby on 12/12/2013 | Painted Kitchens, Traditional Kitchens | Leave a comment

An Oak Kitchen with American Black Walnut handles

Oak Kitchen 1

This is an Oak Kitchen with American Black Walnut handles that we designed and built in our workshops for a client in Sunninghill. What I think is interesting about this kitchen is the combination of traditional cabinet-making techniques and materials with a modern design.

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By John Kirby on 25/09/2012 | Contemporary Kitchens, Timber Kitchens | Leave a comment

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