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Before & After: Project TIG complete

Posted by Bath Bespoke on 2 October 2018

At the start of August, I was excited to share with you one particular project that was happening in the workshop. This particular project, Project TIG, consisted of a large bespoke fitted library designed for a gorgeous listed house in Somerset Place, Bath. The client was looking for piece of carefully considered furniture that could home her collection of books and journals and director and designer Tom Jones Marquez spent time with our client considering every detail of her project, from the type of storage she required to the extra details that would set this piece of furniture out from the rest.

The library would sit behind a pair of original Georgian pillars in our client’s home. As such, when designing and creating the furniture, Tom and experienced maker Neil also had to carefully consider the installation process.


Throughout August, experienced and skilled cabinet maker Neil Castley worked on project TIG, carefully cutting and creating the large library by hand. Every detail was considered, from the materials selected right down to the mouldings—which were carefully copied and created to replicate those in our client’s Georgian home.


What’s extra special about this library is that it features a concealed ‘secret’ doorway—made with a bespoke pivot system. The door looks as part of the furniture but opens to a storage area behind. Neil also created a custom rolling staircase – which rolls along the metal bar above. This allows for easy access to the books above.



Once the library was created, it was carefully finished and painted by our in house finishing team. Skilled site carpenters Ben Bowers and Will Kelsall then carefully fitted the piece. A few weeks later I joined our photographer Sean Ebsworth Barnes to see the finished results. Take a look.

Bespoke library finished in Farrow and Ball Railings Bespoke library with secret doorway Library with sliding ladder

For more details on the project, including the materials used and design details, read about it on our Portfolio page.