Welcome to Adrian Bodie Cabinet Makers. We have been making bespoke hand crafted furniture for over 30 years. Every project is individual, designed and manufactured to be enjoyed by our customers. Please browse our site to find out more and how to commission us.
What our clients think
Take a look at what are clients are saying about some of our recent jobs.
Adrian’s work is of the highest standard. He has excellent design ideas together with being extremely personable, professional and talented. He takes great care when in your home and is totally reliable and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian.
Adrian really listens to the clients brief, no matter how quirky and delivers high quality, unique pieces which will last for years to come.
We were (and still are) extremely pleased with the design, quality of products and fitting of our study, which Adrian produced a couple of years ago. Our furniture still looks beautiful! He was extremely helpful in the choice of wood for our cabinets and the design. Our budget and finished deadline were met.
We employed Adie to produce custom made fixtures and fittings for our new house in Mere, Knutsford. His designs, delivery and fittings were all first class and we were extremely pleased with his workmanship and pride in his products. Definitely recommended.
Get to know Adrian Bodie
Adrian Bodie has been enjoying working with wood from childhood to the present day.
When a boy, he was always making things, family and friends used to say “that lad’ll grow up to be a joiner.” Woodwork was his favourite lesson at school, helped by having a very supportive teacher he would regularly use his dinner time to further his craft.
Leaving School he went into further education studying furniture at Manchester College of Building (now Manchester Arts and Crafts.) A two year full time course covering furniture history and construction, timber technolagy, cabinet making, wood machining, French polishing, upholstery and technical drawing. Saturdays he worked in a small local traditional cabinet makers, learning age old tips and techniques.
whilst doing a furniture exhibition with the college at the Arndale centre, he was offered a full time job with a Manchester based furniture manufacturer and after completeting his education an apprenticeship followed.
Throughout his career whilst working for other employers he was lucky to work on bespoke items, from furniture to airport fit outs.
There comes a time in life when you want to take control of your destiny, leaving successful employment to set up working for yourself is a large risk but the drive to do it was too great, that was in 1992. From then on it has been a slow steady growth, not without hiccups, but with careful planning, producing a quality product, giving the customer the best possible service, the business Adrian Bodie Cabinet Makers has grown. Most of the business comes from recommendations and repeat customers. Our client base has branched out in many forms and directions, from single bespoke items to full house design, commercial work varies from boardrooms and receptions to high class shop fits and laboratories.
Wood is predominantly used, this can be any species or cut out of timber, we also use materials other than tree based such as solid surfaces, we are licensed Corian fabricators. Marble, granite, limestone, glass and mirrors are regularly used.
Commissioning work usually takes place by meeting the customer, finding out what they would like and how it will suit their lifestyle. Designs are discussed, some clients have very specific ideas to what they want, others just leave it as a “blank canvas” for us to design. A site measure is taken, designs are drawn up, accepted, sometimes tweaked until perfect to their wishes and then the whole maunfacturing process is put in motion.