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Bespoke Kitchens

A family run business making quality bespoke, handmade kitchens, furniture and architectural joinery.

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We are designers, makers and installers

We can realise your dream kitchen, bedroom or living space according to your specifications

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Handmade Bespoke Kitchens and Furniture

Who we are

The Johnston Family have lovingly handcrafted exquisite bespoke furniture for over 40 years.

Since 1977 , Alexander Johnston has been devoted to crafting some of the most beautiful furniture & interiors in the UK. We believe every home should be unique to you and crafted with an attention to detail that only a master craftsman can deliver.

To this day, we work in a small workshop and remain selective about the projects we accept. We believe that the time-honoured skills of traditional cabinet making cannot be mass-produced and our focus is, as always on quality over quantity. 

We cherish our relationship with leading designers and architects, and will always ensure that our personal and friendly service remains at the core of everything that we do.

As we continue to create award-winning furniture from a selection of beautiful materials, colours and finishes, we truly hope that we have the privilege of bringing the Passion For Wood name to your home soon. 

Passion For Wood is based in Caterham, Surrey offering easy access to London and the home counties.

We work with designers, architects, business owners, construction companies and domestic household owners, building long-lasting relationships for future business.

Our passion

Offering quality craftsmanship, creative design and premium wood products we strive to create one off aesthetically pleasing pieces of freestanding and fitted furniture.

Whether it be stunningly natural hardwood or sheet material for a painted finish, the same care will be taken to create and achieve quality items as we understand that this is paramount to our clients.

Why choose us

We are a small family business that takes pride in quality and professionalism.
Our many satisfied customers are a testimony to the value of our services &
we have been trading for over 40 years with many long term customers returning to us still to this day. 


We offer a design, build & installation service, tailoring the design to suit your lifestyle, personality of the homeowner and character of the property. We are truly passionate about what we do, with a small team that is committed to delivering excellence on all levels of your experience with us.

1. Discussing your idea

Projects normally start with a discussion on the phone in order to determine the scope and outline of your plans as well as to give any further details or specifications you may wish.

2. Site visit

Initial discussions are usually followed by an onsite visit, which will allow us to start initial planning as well as to provide you with a rough cost (estimate).

3. Initial Drawings

We will then proceed to make up preliminary drawings ensuring you are happy with the project and pricing, before we move on to detailed drawings and starting the project.

4. Build and make

After the detailed drawings have been finalised and agreed, construction begins. This stage could take from a few days to a few weeks depending on the size and complexity of work.

5. Installation

After construction is finished, we then will proceed to install the final product in your home. We also liase with other trades to make sure your products are delivered and installed.

6. Customer Review

Customer feedback coming directly from the client about the product and service is vital to our business. We always value your insights and opinions. We will always listen.

Handmade kitchens

We build kitchens to cater for your specific needs and ideas. We carry out an onsite visit to see, hear and discuss your specific needs enabling us to tailor make the design rather than taking a standard design module. We have a wide variety of materials that we use to make your kitchen, giving us a wider scope of design capabilities to create that special kitchen for you.

Work surfaces are supplied and installed from man made materials or natural materials such as stone and wood. We can also source quality appliances and accessories for you, which gives you a larger choice of products to suit your individual needs and design.


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Having designed and built our new house, we were keen to have quality, bespoke fitted furniture for our master bedroom. Jim provided a great service from designs and plans for our proposed units through to construction and installation. The finished product is superb. We are delighted with the furniture and we would have no hesitation in recommending Jim and Passion for Wood.

Nicky Newman

Our approach

We make items that enhance the way that you live and it is paramount that the cabinetry has a practical use as well as aesthetically pleasing to its surroundings.

Our flexible, thoughtful and practical approach helps to interpret our clients personal designs, contribute useful ideas to create items that we are proud to produce.

We are delighted with our new oak office, and with the extra storage cabinets you cleverly created elsewhere in the house. The whole process was impressive, from your patience in understanding our specific needs during the design phase, to the quality of the workmanship and functionality of the finished products. It was a pleasure to work with such a courteous and professional team. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Boomaars

Bedroom and living

We design and install tailor made wardrobes and other bedroom furniture from contemporary to classic. We take great care in the design and building of your bedroom furniture paying attention to detail. We have a wide variety of woods to make the wardrobes and furniture from including oak, cherry, maple, walnut and teak, but to name a few of your choices of woods.


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Recent work

Just a few of our finished projects…


We love beautiful things. There’s very little in the world that takes our breath away quite like an object that was lovingly crafted, built with care and passion, and presented with the sort of pride that befits a marvelously well-made item.

Craftsmanship is the quality that comes from creating with passion, care, and attention to detail.