Nick Clarke: Cabinet maker and furniture designer


The barrister’s desk pictured here is of oak with a cluster oak veneer.

Next along is another oak desk built to be compact, yet with room for quite a large printer. It fits neatly around a bit of the wall that sticks out.

The first pedestal desk is made of black walnut with a leather top. The second is made of cherry.

Many of us spend a lot of time at our desks (even if we have become cabinet makers in order to avoid doing so), and it is worth getting them just right. A bespoke desk can be made to suit the room you work in, the materials and devices you work with and the way you work. (I once made a very high desk, which enabled my customer to sit on a tall stool and have a view of his garden.)