Testimonials


Custom Built Wardrobes

“Our requirement for custom built wardrobes, cupboards and chests of drawers was presented to Glen of Hummerston Ward as a series of outline sketches at his first site visit. From that point onwards, Glen presented design ideas and drawings via a series of site visits which resulted in precisely the high quality items that we so desired. He is highly commended for his conscientious, high quality craftsmanship and reliable communication maintained throughout the entire commission.”

Mr & Mrs M S Blissett

Burr oak storage

 

 


Cabinetry For Our Cottage

“Hummerston Ward has built all the cabinetry for our cottage over the last five years : our entire fitted kitchen, a large free standing bookcase, built in cupboards, built in cabinets and there is more to come. He is a careful, precise joiner, able to solve tricky problems (our 18th century cottage doesn’t have any square walls, floors or ceilings!) and has come up with solutions for storage and drawers that we hadn’t thought of. His finished work is to a very high standard, truly quality work. We can unreservedly recommend him.”

Mr & Mrs J Parker

Adzed oak top detail (2)

 

 


Functional Built-in Designs

“We are very pleased to have found Glen who helped us transform our limited wardrobe spaces into extremely functional built-in designs. With his experience and attention to detail he completely changed the look of our bedrooms. The results of his craftsmanship are outstanding and show the passion he has for his work.”

Conny Rhodes

Bookmatched oak veneer built in wardrobe

 

 


Bespoke Study Design

“Following a flood from a broken pipe, our study was irreparably damaged. The furniture had already been removed by the time we met Glen, but we had photographs. From those and by listening carefully to our wants and needs, he was able to interpret them perfectly into a plan. He ensured there was enough open shelving to display our collection of model aeroplanes as well as providing storage for all the computer accoutrements. He made several changes to the original layout which has resulted in far better use of the space.

The furniture is beautifully made from solid oak. The panelling on the front of the desk is the first thing you see as you enter the room and that is echoed on the door and drawer fronts. His artistry and workmanship has given us a really lovely study which is a pleasure to work in.

We have no hesitation in recommending Hummerston Ward wholeheartedly.”

Andi & Allan Blake  2017

Oak panelled workstation and display shelves

 

 


Barn Staircase And Balustrade

“We recently had a barn converted and wanted to reuse as much of our existing study furniture as possible. As Glen had made the built in furniture we asked him to take a look and see how viable it would be. It turned out that he was able to reutilise a good 75% of the existing study furniture as well as adding on more and making display shelves which go into the sloping ceiling. No one seeing it for the first time would know that it hadn’t been built specifically for that place. Knowing what a perfectionist Glen is, we asked him to make the staircase for the barn and the balustrade on the mezzanine level. They’re both made of solid oak, beautifully finished (including lights set into the stringer) and no matter how heavily one walks up and down the staircase there is never a creak or a noise from it. It’s absolutely rock solid, beautiful to look at and admired by everyone that visits. Glen is a true craftsman and goes to great lengths to ensure that everything he makes is perfect. If you want craftsmanship and quality you need look no further.”

Andi & Allan Blake  2021

Oak staircase and balustrade