ABOUT US

A warm welcome from Steve & Helen


We are a small, family run specialist business in the town of Soham, which is to the South East of Cambridge in the heart of East Anglia, United Kingdom.  We are approximately half way between the world famous horse racing town of Newmarket and the equally well known City of Ely with its splendid cathedral and many historic places of interest.  

Steve has been an apprentice served cabinet maker/joiner for 25 years undertaking projects from full house refurbishments to private commissions.  Having spent a few years living in the United States, specifically in Upstate New York near some of the original Shaker settlements, our interest in this area grew.  

Our website now incorporates our updated crafts business: www.calicocrafts.co.uk.  Helen has run this business for over a year now and it is becoming so successful that we felt it needed a home of its own.  You can still buy the same great value products and the site is now bursting at the seams with brilliant new ones.  Thanks to all our existing customers and welcome to all our new ones!

Many pieces of Shaker furniture and country craft items are available in our On-Line Catalogue for purchase within the UK (please call for international).  Kitchens and larger commissions are dealt with on an individual basis.  If this is your area of interest, Steve will be more than happy to return your call and discuss your requirements.  Call us, complete an Enquiry Form or email Steve on steve@theshakerkitchenandfurnitureworkshop.co.uk .  You are also more than welcome to visit our Workshop to view works in progress and you can purchase many items in our retail shop.

We aim to appeal to like minded people who are looking for traditionally made, unique furniture pieces where quality and individuality are built in from the day the first piece of timber is milled.  To this end, many of our products can be customised to your own liking. From our rustic, country style crafts to the precise, clean lines of our reproduction Shaker furniture all the way up to a fully bespoke kitchen, traditional quality and service are of paramount importance. 

We welcome your ideas and feedback.  If there is a product on our site that you are interested in which is not in our On-Line Catalogue, we are more than happy to advise you of cost and carriage charges to your address.  Happy surfing and many thanks for stopping by.

SUPPORT UK CRAFTS PEOPLE - All of our kitchens and Shaker furniture pieces are made in the UK in our own workshop - we only import a couple of products which we cannot obtain in the UK (despite exhaustive searching!).   This enables us to ensure 100% quality control from the day the timber is first picked, to the day the finished item is delivered.  Support UK crafts people who do what they love and love what they do - you know it makes sense!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Helen & Steve

The Shaker Kitchen & Furniture Workshop

Calico Crafts

 

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