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To help you find examples of specific aspects of our designs we have listed below a comprehensive copy of the notes on our pages of “DETAILS” of the images we have posted on our site of our bookcase, library, study and home offices and the wardrobes.  If you click on the specific comment it should take you to the relevant detail.


Cornice returned to alcove wall;

Pediment with dentil cornice;

Art Deco style doors and pediment;

Cornice as part panelled wall;

Double pilaster head moulding, double cornice and urn;

External filing drawer;

Cornice staggered and waist-top with fielded door panel;

Curved corner shelves to corner unit.


Double cornice, urn and returned pilasters;

Open bookcase desk area;

Curved cutout pediment, fluted facia and false book fronted cupboard doors;

Gothic glazed doors (applied beads to single glass pane);

Pediment at cornice head with dentil, facia and patrea;

Open desk area with computer keyboard and side filing drawers;

Fluted pilaster base details over rebated pilaster;

Turned pilasters at cornice head and facia;

Corner urn on double cornice;

Rebated pilasters with head bead and dropped and returned bookcase skirting;

Classically designed cornice and fluted pilasters with base pediment;

Curved facia, patrea and fluted pilasters;

Double returned pilasters, double cornice and pediment.  


Single cornice with dentil over fluted pilasters;

Dropped side cornices with dentil and mirrored central pilasters with light fitting;

Fielded panelled doors, rebated lower pilasters;Fluted upper pilasters, mirrored central pilasters and detail showing scribes over the room’s skirting;

Double cornice with dentil, urn and pediment, showing small bolection door moulding, and central door panels with moulded edge;

A bookcase where the cornice is returned with a gothic style facia, ionic heads, tapered, fluted pilasters on returned skirting;

Cornice with dentil, curved facia and fluted pilasters showing the cupboards below the bookcase with bolection moulding, central door panels with moulded edges and rebated lower pilasters.


Cornice with dentil and patrea and the upper pilasters on deep returned bases with rebated lower pilasters;

A dentil cornice over fluted pilasters with square head motif and rebated lower pilasters with bolection door moulding, decorative moulded central door panels and small pilaster base mouldings;

A bookshelves with decorative fluted pilasters with square heads and drop motifs to the upper pilasters and rebated lower pilaster with decorative door moulding;

A library bookcase with square motifs over fluted pilasters,  fluted facia, upper pilasters on returned base moulding with rebated and  beaded lower pilasters and returned waist-top moulding;

An arched panelled doorway with fielded panels;

A minimalist style of pilaster and shelf facings;

Double returned fluted pilasters with returned cornice and square motif over pilaster heads and on facia;

A deep waist-top moulding with decorative fielded and beaded lower pilasters;

The decorative cornice cut square for the curtains and pelmet.


Elaborate corbels with classical cornice and fluted cornice facia showing our recessed shelf pin system;

Classic broken pediment, fluted facia and corbels;

Gothic style details with tri-foil motifs and pilasters rosettes and shaped facia;

The cupboards and pilasters for this bookcase had chamfered mouldings with the cornice returning onto the wall all in a 20’s style;

Bookshelves with the cornice returned to match the panel work with fluted upper pilasters having a square recessed motif and rebated lower pilasters, bolection door moulding and central fielded panel;

Designed and fitted open drawers for CDs or DVDs in the cupboard under the bookcase above. 


Knee hole area with corner of pencil drawer, occasional drawer, fielded panelled doors and the panelled work area above beside fluted pilasters and stopped upper pilasters over work area;

Single cornice, fluted pilasters with head moulding and moulded shelf edge;

Rebated pilasters to desk and upper bookcase shelving with recessed roundel in square at upper pediment head illustrating desk pencil drawer and curved overhang support;

Cornice break with fluted pilasters and decorative pilaster head moulding;

Turned stopped upper pilaster on shelf over desk area showing panel work below and fielded panel doors with brass butt hinges to filing cupboards beside;

Typical fielded panelled doors with bead, rebated lower pilasters, fluted upper pilasters all on double skirting for floor run off;

A returned cornice with dentil and deep facia  over the bookcase with patrea and fluted pilasters;

Returned end bookshelves to take into account the beam above and the pipe-duct in the corner and the adjustments made to the cornice to suite. 


Two illustrations of our extensive use of wardrobe corners where space permits with fixed shelves and a splayed cupboard door;

Returned cornice and mouldings over fluted upper and lower pilasters, with up-lights over onto the ceiling and ogee door panel mouldings on the central recessed door panels with the drawn brass hinges (butts) for the doors;

Returned cornice mouldings, panel works, fluted pilasters and returned head mouldings, up-lights over and down lighting over the bookshelves;

Double hanging rails and full hanging rails with optional adjustable shelf below;

Wardrobes with ionic heads over fluted pilasters with fielded panels on recessed doors showing the brass butts (hinges) and the opening into the bathroom behind panelled on the sides and over the top and the abbreviated skirting on the door to permit opening;

Wardrobe fitted centrally to the wall with scribed back panels shown with lower panels scribed over skirting and illustrating the full hanging in the central section and the adjustable shelves in the narrower side sections;

Reeded pilasters with square heads to match existing architrave on bathroom door;

Light switch repositioned on the side of the wardrobe;

Stained mdf drawers to look like mahogany finish, showing half hanging above and tiered shoe rails beside;  Specifically designed shirt drawers on steel ball bearing runners and guides.


Details of the single diamond wood radiator grill for painting and reeded pilasters to pick up the architrave.


Lights were fitted to the pilasters on either side of the bookcase which also shows power points fitted to our back, fluted upper pilasters and base, rebated lower pilasters and fielded door panel;

We fitted an up-stand to this bookcase with builders cornice run after our installation, with fluted pilasters, pilaster head mouldings and square rebated head and cornice facia;

The returned cornice head with patrea, dentil moulding, fluted pilasters and side panels;

Details of Chinese style hand made surface mounted hinges with oriental style of door relief and cornice facia based on the traditional water fall motif;

Our cornice returns onto the chimney breast within the double break of the breast, just below the double returned room’s cornice;

Shelf pins are counter sunk into the under side of the bookcase shelves.  Also illustrated are the sockets which have been over painted and are less visible. With the rebated side pilaster and shelf moulded on the face edge to match;

Our designed reeded pilasters at the bookcase sides and the cornice returned to the chimney breast.  With a typically Georgian round bulls eye at the top;

Square simple mouldings with “cylinders” at the pilaster heads which have tapered spaces to balance running their full length, with square plain lower pilasters and waist-top moulding.


The bookcase has a shallow height but long protruding  cornice for the Study in an early 20th Century style with wide pilasters having narrow rebated central section with chamfered and stopped top and bottom “mouldings” with the upper and lower rails of the doors similarly treated.

The work top with the filing drawer to the left,  for the 1920’s house with our designed style of mouldings and finishes for these Studies.

The bookcase next to recess for the sofa with bookcases above, the has our “dado” running through with panelled upper and lower sections behind and to the sides of the sofa in this Study

A traditional classical cornice with fluted pilasters, a rebated square motif and pilaster head moulding having a fluted lower cornice facia.

Our design for a gothic style of cornice and facia with tri-foil emblems, rosettes on the cornice facia, tri-foil pilasters on the return and at the base, moulded arched gothic door panels and arched rebated lower pilasters.

A Gothically designed end work unit with drawer, sliding shelf for scanner, recess for CPU (not presently installed) and bookshelves to the side.

A minimalist design for a work study cupboard with internal lay out for computer etc. showing the rebated corner continuing throughout with the simple square central panels to the doors which are hung on the very traditional, durable, drawn brass butts (hinges).

Internal filing drawers for foolscap files, hung traditionally with tabs, inside the cupboard the doors, doors are hung on traditional brass hinges; occasional drawers with recessed central panels and surrounding cock bead on the edges to the right; with a pencil drawer over the knee hole.  The desk area is deepened with a curved rebated lower pilaster, the upper fluted pilasters stand on moulded base pediments.

This series of images show the pencil drawer Closed with the key board on the work top, the pencil drawer open with the 9mm top in place extended for the key board or additional work surface for papers or files, the 9mm top move to illustrate its removal, the top lifted for access to drawer contents, the top removed for use as a drawer only and a side detail showing the rebate for the top to rest in and the steel ball bearing extending runners.


A plasma screen TV cabinet with shelf over for ornaments or books, side shelves for Videos or DVDs, the speakers fitted into the face, the whole panel fitting around the screen which is mounted on the cupboard top with mdf cover over the stand, having ventilation all round to permit the equipment in the cupboard to vent through the back, with open area behind the Screen for wires and access.  The whole of the face can be removed for access and may be redesigned and remade to accommodate new screens in the future.

An open bookcase with the TV below, having wide, hinged, fluted, upper pilasters for video or DVD storage above and rebated hinged pilasters below on either side of the bookshelves and TV.


Dado - Chair rail - height, room panelling showing the fielded central panels, the surrounding panel bead, the deep dado rail and skirting returned upon themselves at the door architrave (not sufficient depth), the traditional bead on the corner, the higher skirting (dado rail height permitted) to take power points after our work and the hard wood floor boarder following our panelling which was laid after our installation.

Panelling around the entire room with floor to ceiling fluted pilasters with pilaster head and bases standing on full base pediments over the skirting, recessed panels with fielded central panels and internal bead around the whole room, with full depth and fully moulded dado or chair rail between the upper and lower panels to include radiator covers incorporating rebated and beaded lower pilasters and removable and vented face covers, the whole with cornice designed and sympathetic to the many returns over the pilasters, in the corners and at the chimney breasts.

The original panelling was matched by us in mdf and softwood to replicate the bolection panel molding, the soft wood cornice, the dado rail and the skirting.  The resulting central cupboard was painted to match the existing old pine panels. The chair is resting against the original panels the “returned” cupboard with the fittings inside is our design to harmonize and, as best we could, copy the existing.


A cornice to a free standing bookcase having patrea or a rosette over the fluted pilasters below

A cornice to a free standing book case having a unique Art Deco style


Returned corners of the styles and rails to the doors, drawers and under the shelf with an added scotia and our standard use of the traditional drawn brass butts (hinges) on the otherwise very simply decorated sideboard.


Bought in applied moulding with a twisted spiral and rosette.  Sometimes the use of these help to enhance the design and atmosphere of our work particularly if of gilded brass or similar metal or if specifically carved or turned for us.

A simple cornice run to a central oriental style curved peak and apex tip with a bead running round the shelf opening and down the pilaster or central divider.

Internal wardrobe and bookcase cupboard shelves showing the shelf sockets with the pins supporting the shelves but without any cut out recessed sections for the pins to conceal them.  This facilitates shelf replication without the need for a sample shelf.  The traditional brass butts (hinges) which we always use unless otherwise agreed, are clearly show.  The shelf edge mouldings and the inside door recessed panel and traditional bead (not flushed through unless required or of minimalist style).  The magnetic door catches can be seen inside the cupboard at the top of the closing door edge.  The pilasters from which the doors are hung and hinges fixed are beaded both sides.


This detail shows how our bookshelves are on adjustable supports on recessed banjo pins and fitted sockets with moulded front shelf edges.

The balance between the top cornice and the lower stepped cornice is illustrated with the lower cornice falling onto the upper cornice facia and the whole supported by the head bead on the pilaster head mouldings.  The rebated upper pilasters show the balance between the larger front pilaster and the smaller back pilaster in this bookcase.

The builders cornice ran over the top of our library bookcases and was run after our installation to an upstand we provided specifically for it.  The wide pilasters with five flutes and surmounted by a square motif with fluted cornice facia is clearly shown.  In the upper section the side panels to the bookcase and the under panel work to the over head bookcase across the door opening is shown.  The over door bookshelves had their own small fluted pilaster.  The returned corner with the double pilaster on the return and the detail at the top illustrates our solution to corners.

Above, fluted upper pilasters, rebated lower pilaster, panelled doors with fielded panels, panelled side returns  and below the detailed base moulding to our upper fluted pilasters  which are all options in our designs for bookshelves in libraries.

Decorative cornice over fluted pilasters with pilaster head moulding, with returned breaks and bookcase over doorway with side and overhead panel work.  Shelf socket and recessed support pins under the shelves.

Drawers for CDs, DVD, Videos etc in the cupboard under the TV

The detail to the left shows our recessed bookcase with sofa space with side light provided by the customer and overhead light behind the light baffle with our usual panelled finishing and above the bookcase running over the doorway with panelling on the sides and overhead and fluted pilasters with head and base mouldings forming part of the work

The builders cornice run over the bookcase after our installation with recessed fluted pilasters, bulls eye base and heads with additional circular motif doors hung on traditional brass butts (hinges) with recessed panels, panel bead and central fielded panels with meeting bead on the door opening.

Bulls eye motif at the base of the recessed fluted pilasters with fielded panelled doors and double skirting to account for the polished floor  and above showing our waist-top moulding details.

The style of this bookcase in a postmodern flavour with the crossed motif and central disc on the doors, recessed and beaded panels on the facia and the minimalist square finishes to the cornice and waist-top moulding.


A returned cornice to the chimney breast with dentil, deep facia, bead and patrea over fluted pilasters.

This shows how the library is fitted over the skirting where the room skirting is higher and deeper, How the fluted upper pilasters land on detailed base moulding, the lower pilasters are rebated, where the pilasters in the return cupboard corner and recessed central panels with surrounding bead and central fielded panel.

Filing drawers inside the cupboard, side drawers with face panelling, pencil drawer over the kneehole, kneehole back panel to conceal electrical points (if and as required), fluted upper pilasters and rebated lower pilasters.

Mantle shelf cuts into the bookcase pilaster because it overran the chimney breast. The cornice returns to the wall at the chimney breast below the existing room cornice with up-lighters on the bookcase top.  The upper pilasters and the facia were a simple rebate with corner bead moulding on a base pediment moulding.

This mantle shelf overran the chimney breast by a long way and so the rebated with bead, upper pilasters had to be specially prepared to allow the flutes to stop short but the pilaster still stood on a base moulding.  Below the rebated lower pilasters are also shown.

Traditional cornice with dentil, patrea, and beaded facia over fluted pilasters showing the recessed shelf pins to the bookshelves.

These are examples of a minimalist style where the bookshelves float on the walls and the doors are finished plain flush panelled with our standard brass hinges.


A small waist-top moulding with rebated lower pilasters, recessed panelled doors with side bead and central fielded panel

The builders coving run after our installation to our upstand, the moulding on the front edge of the shelves, rebated upper pilasters with our standard brass butts (hinges) and mirrored door panels in a shaker style.

Small light baffles behind the main pilasters to run lights down the side of the bookcase.  Illustrating the recessed shelf pins with the sockets and mirror glazed doors beyond.


Wardrobe cornice detail showing a plain facia over a square rebated facia, rebated pilasters with square head motif and recessed door panels with bolection moulding.

Wardrobe internal arrangements with double hanging and shoe rails to the left and adjustable shelves throughout to the right side.  The doors have recessed central panels with the out side a bolection  moulding and inside a simple bead.

Wardrobe internal arrangement, half hanging over low cupboards, full hanging with shelf over, glazed doors with rushed material and the cornice taking into account the runoff of the ceiling (about 70mm).

Wardrobe internal arrangement showing shirts over drawers, double hanging with shoe rails under, shelf over TV over half hanging with shoe rails under, shelf over double hanging with shoe rails under and full hanging with fixed shelf over and deep drawer below


This is our unique style of chamfered top and bottom door mouldings, (incorporated also in the upper pilasters) with the double vertical panel and horizontal top panel for a 20’s style flat in London.

This illustrates our design for the cornice typical of the 20’s where it is not very high but stick out well from the horizontal and has little decoration.  Here it returns onto the chimney breast giving a clean finish to the pilasters below.  The pilaster have our narrow rebate with the chamfered head moulding.


False bookbacks to match those of the library adjacent and to the left.  With the bar area has a light fitted over if below the false bookbacked cupboard.


Framed doors with fielded panels and rebated pilasters which have been hung on traditional plain drawn brass butts (hinges).  The entrance doors were painted in a wood grain finish to match the pine joinery.


The different effect that the light has upon the polished pine of framed up pine doors with fielded panels and rebated pilasters


Finished Pine Panels showing the grain colour of the wood in different lights.


These images show the panels and the cornice which has been run up to the ceiling.  The cornice over the door illustrates the take up of the runoff of the floor and ceiling. 


These images of the framed up pine backs made from individual strips of thin pine glued and cramped and then inserted in the mortice and tennoned frame work.


A wooden cornice will shrink and draw away from the ceiling. The plaster cornice fitted at the same time has not moved.  The detail of the morticed framework of the pine door the construction method of traditional pine joinery.

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