Joinery and Cabinet Making Services

The Estates Services joiners (part of the Direct Labour Organisation) are a highly skilled and creative team that produces bespoke joinery and cabinet making work for customers across the collegiate University.  They also work closely with the Capital Projects and Conservation teams in the restoration of some of Oxford’s most historic buildings. Joinery services include:

  • Display cabinets
  • Reception desks
  • Book shelves
  • Doors and windows
  • Furniture restoration
  • French polishing

The team’s most recent projects include:

  • The University Church of St Mary the Virgin – making and installing decorative screens and panels
  • Divinity School – repair and restoration of 500-year old benches
  • New Bodleian – repairing 128 Gilbert Scott tables and chairs
  • Old Indian Institute – renovation of wood features
  • Museum of Natural History – construction of 5m2 tree planters and 40 swift nesting boxes
  • Chemistry Research Laboratory – new reception desk

Need help?

  • To request joinery or cabinet making work, including a quote, raise a work request via the FacilityNet or by phone (2) 70877 (if you are an authorised user) or contact your Departmental Administrator or Building Manager.
  • For advice and further information, contact Graham Hooper, Joinery Workshop Manager, or Robert Durno, Head of DLO.