Peter Alexander Cabinets
Forsham Farm Sutton Valence Kent United Kingdom
I have held a passion for making things for as long as I can remember. My parents love to remind me of a childhood summer holiday to France where upon opening my suitcase, rather than a teddy or similar, I had packed a hammer and an extension lead. I’m never without a project and can’t imagine looking at our own house and feeling that it is truly completed. I love every bit of designing, manufacturing and finishing what started as a spark within my, or someone else’s, mind! More often than not my projects revolve around timber. I have no doubt that this was thanks to my Grandfather, Charlie, who was a carpenter and also never one to sit down. I can still, and always will, remember standing with him in his garage planing a piece of wood until it was nothing but wisps around our feet.
More than three decades on and I couldn’t be happier that my insatiable interest in what I do has led me to where I am now. I have a workshop that over the years has been furnished with some of the best machinery available. All of this is specific to the cabinet making industry, with accuracy down to a tenth of a millimetre. I have a purpose-built spray finishing facility that enables me to use products and achieve finishes simply not available to someone without this equipment. I also have a vast bank of contacts that allows me access to materials and products that are otherwise overlooked.