David Chappell started making individual pieces of furniture to order in 1982, motivated by the belief that there was a demand for truly individual furniture, thoughtfully designed and made to order.  We have been located at West Buckland since 1985 with both our Showroom and Workshops on the same site. We currently employ 10 people full time with a wealth of experience in design, manufacture, installation and customer care. A true family run firm, we are passionate about all we offer and place great emphasis on creating products built for the long term.


It has been our philosophy for many years to ensure that we have highly satisfied customers at the end of each project. We are confident that the products and services we provide are both of the highest quality and at a fair and reasonable price. As a result the vast majority of our new work comes through personal recommendations from friends and family.  We have thousands of happy customers throughout the U.K.  and can provide a huge number of testimonials  for all types of work we carry out.  


At David Chappell Design Ltd we specialise in providing a wide range of quality furniture and joinery solutions in addition to offering a high quality property refurbishment service.  We are a family run firm and work with a high level of integrity and attention to detail in all that we do.  Our experience and reputation within this industry ensures that your expectations will be surpassed.  Please take a look at our previous commissions and the services we offer on this site and feel free to get in touch once you are ready to discuss your forthcoming project.

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We understand the importance of an ergonomic workspace within the house. However we aim to achieve this functionality in addition to producing  beautiful fitted and freestanding furniture which will be a feature in your house and not an area to be hidden away.  As you would expect, a wide choice of woods finishes, countertops and clever storage systems will combine to provide a durable working space for you and your family.


As with our kitchen furniture all bedroom furniture is individually designed to your requirements and with sympathy to the surroundings it will become a part of.  Working in a variety of woods or painted finishes we will produce a layout which both looks good and works well on a day to day basis.   As your preferences are individual we design and manufacture the internal aspects of our furniture such as drawer divides, pull out systems and shelving layouts on a made to order basis.  Rather than offering a limited number of off the shelf systems we believe that by working with fewer design parameters we achieve both a greater level of involvement  for  you as well as individual furniture which has been carefully and thoughtfully designed and built.  

Combined with high quality features  such as tie racks, shoe racks, wardrobe lighting and heating solutions we are confident that we will meet  your every need.


We supply and fit a wide variety of flooring including engineered and solid woods as well as all forms of tiled and natural stone floors.  In addition we are a Karndean approved retailer - as well as having their products on display in our showroom, we can offer expert advice on Karndean flooring.  Our in house approved installers are expertly trained to produce work of the highest quality.

David Chappell Design Limited

Bespoke furniture and joinery made to order


By maintaining our manufacturing in this country we are both supporting local employment as well as avoiding unnecessary use of fossil fuels in the  movement  of furniture from Eastern Europe and China.  Integrity of materials is of great importance to us, we are committed to sourcing local timber where possible, in particular English oak, English ash and English cherry.  We have, upon request, used customers’ own timber from their land.  Through use of water based lacquers and primers in our finishing department we minimise the effects of harmful chemicals and pollutants.  We have built up strong links with local craftsmen in woodturning, basket weaving and leaded light making who all share the same levels of skill and commitment to high quality work.  Sourcing as many of our components as possible from the local area is fundamental to our approach to sustainable business.

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