Bespoke furniture makers, manufacturing furniture to order, in Derbyshire.

With a passion for handcrafted wood and furniture, Thomas Hotchkiss founded the business in 1994. His love of using traditional methods to create unique oak furniture has remained at the heart of the business and he now employs a team of expert craftsmen. As the years have passed Thomas has worked for private clients throughout the UK, exhibiting at country shows throughout the summertime to generate interest in the products, spending the winter months making orders and developing new designs.
2020 has created a new challenge in that, sadly, most country shows are cancelled due to Covid 19.Take a look at our shop online website www.cloakrooms.co.uk where we hope to make ordering certain items online easier. We are also upgrading our showroom in Tutbury to improve the visitor experience.

Nestled in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside, the Hotchkiss workshop is where each and every piece of furniture is designed, built and finished. Members of the team are all well versed in traditional wood crafting techniques meaning the furniture is designed to last. Their artisan skills also enable them to produce some truly unique furniture, bespoke to your requirements.

Environmentally Conscious.

As an environmentally conscious company, solar energy helps to power the workshop and offcuts and shavings provide warmth for the workshop. All materials are also sourced here in the UK from woollen fabrics made in Yorkshire to brass handles made in Birmingham. The timber that Hotchkiss Furniture source is also FSC Certified and grown in Britain where possible.

The company prides itself on using traditional machinery, steering away from more modern technology. They work with British made machines from that post war era when companies such as Robinson, Wadkin, Rye and Fells of Windermere produced the finest tools in the world. This enables Thomas to ensure that every item has a handcrafted look and feel, adding to the personal touch that is so important to him.

Located in Tutbury, Staffordshire.

Located in a quintessential 18th Century building, the Tutbury showroom is open by appointment weekdays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays. It is always advisable to phone or text beforehand to ensure a member of the team will be on hand to show you around 07815076504. You’ll also be able to browse pattern books and textiles for some added inspiration.

In Summer when the shows are on please check opening times as sometimes we are closed due to show commitments.

Founder, Thomas Hotchkiss, remains the point of contact for all customers. He prides himself on providing a personal touch and makes it his priority to fully understand each and every customer’s individual requirements. Whether you’re looking for a bespoke oak dining table or intricately designed feature cabinet, he will help to bring your vision to life.

Delivery

We have our own vehicles for delivering your furniture and cover most areas of the UK. As standard we offer a one man service so for heavier and bulkier items we would require assistance.

Delivery cost is based on the distance from our workshop with under 50 miles £30, 50- 100 miles £50, 100-200 miles £70 and further destinations upon discussion.

Please let us know if you require a 2 man delivery as this is available at extra cost.

Generally we work on a 12 week order/delivery timeframe but this can be longer if we have a full order book or we do not have a vehicle coming to your area as we try to be cost effective and get several orders in one area before loading.