I have always loved making, the process of turning my ideas into reality, and being able to solve problems through design; all this coupled with my love for timber led me into higher education, and I went on to enroll on the Furniture Design & Craftsmanship course at Buckingham Chilterns University College in 2004. Here I spent three wonderful years learning about all aspects of furniture making and design. I was proud to graduate from the course in 2007 with a first class honours degree.
On leaving university I worked for two well established furniture makers where I honed my skills and gained experience. During this time I worked on many projects, from free standing desks made from exotic timbers, to fully fitted wardrobe schemes where every detail had to be considered.
It had always been my goal to one day run my own workshop, and in 2009 I decided that the time was right. I opened the doors to Nick Geard Furniture in the November that year, and haven't looked back since. Nick Geard Furniture became incorporated in 2013, taking on its first member of staff, who continues to assist in the making of our various commissions.
We continue to be based in Charlwood, Surrey, and have recently expanded our workshops which are equipped to make all sorts of furniture, free standing or fitted, in any style. Our machines can cope with projects of all sizes, from a jewellery box to a custom fitted kitchen and bespoke joinery. Every project is made with precision, whether it be via our wide range of machinery, or crafted from traditional hand tools.
Today the Company designs and manufactures all manner of furniture for the domestic and commercial markets. We really enjoy using our traditional cabinet making skills to create fine pieces from beautiful timbers. We are also equally happy to build whole room schemes to the most modern style employing contemporary materials and processes.
Free standing - desks, bureaux, cabinets, tables, chairs etc.
Fitted furniture - kitchen, bedroom, study libraries etc.
Bespoke joinery - doors, replacement windows, especially to match existing items and schemes in situ
Bespoke woodwork - personalised jewellery boxes, trophy mounts, key-rings etc
Restoration, Replication, Alteration or Conversion work - table tops, increasing/decreasing the size, changing the use of a piece, tightening loose joints, re-finishing surfaces etc.
All very much produced in consultation with the client.
Bespoke Bathroom Vanities, Bespoke Bookcases, Bespoke Cabinet Doors, Bespoke Cabinets, Bespoke Fitted Furniture, Bespoke Home Bars, Bespoke Interior Doors, Bespoke Kitchen Cabinets, Bespoke Kitchen Pantries, Bespoke Media Units, Bespoke Shelving, Bespoke Walk-in Wardrobes, Cabinet Installation, Cabinet Repair, Cabinets, Pantry Design, Wardrobe Design, Wine Cellar Design, Wine Cellar Installation, Closet Design, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinet Doors, Custom Cabinets, Custom Doors, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets
First Class BA Hons in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship