Specialists in Early English Oak

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About Us

Established in 1978, Deacon & Sandys specialise in the design, restoration and creation of traditional English interior woodwork and authentically styled 16th and 17th century furniture from the finest oak.

With 41 years of experience providing our highly specialist services, we have built a reputation with customers across the UK and Europe for the most exquisite quality of craftsmanship working on everything from private commissions to heritage restorations for the National Trust and English Heritage and we are proud of the fact that over 40% of our work is from previous customers.

We welcome enquiries at any time; contact us at Deacon & Sandys today to arrange an initial consultation.

Each piece of work we produce is the culmination of decades of careful research and refined techniques to be as faithful to the look, style and construction of the Early English period as possible, whether restoring original pieces or creating new ones inspired by them.

Truly achieving this has also meant building extensive knowledge of ageing, distressing and antiquing timber, hand finishing everything to ensure perfect colouring and selecting timber of character grade or unequal widths to create real authenticity.

From Concept Through to Installation

We provide a complete service from concept through to installation, ensuring our high quality standards are maintained throughout the process beginning with a design consultation process.

Some of our customers bring us architect’s drawings and designs, others bring us a thumbnail sketch or photos of antiques they have seen; we adapt to each individual requirement, providing whatever support is needed to turn an idea into reality.

Bespoke is everything to us; we are not a mass manufacture factory but a true joinery workshop, creating unique pieces for every individual client.

Architectural Joinery

Architectural joinery including staircases, balustrades, overmantles, wood panelling, timber floors and doors are our primary speciality, and we take pride in creating more than just a beautiful object, we aim to blend it with the existing surroundings.

Our hand-carvers can create incredibly intricate designs combining meticulous attention to period detail with creative artistry incorporating your personal specification, style and ideas.

Oak Furniture and Restoration

Our other areas of expertise include creating equally exceptional furniture and restoration of period timber work to heritage standard.

Maintaining our focus on work of such detail means that we can offer a relatively small number of clients extremely personalised customer service and attention to detail, really understanding exactly what you hope to see realised.