"From the first time Neil visited us, we knew he would be great to work with and he proved to be so. He offered advice, steered us away from silly decisions, and also listened to what we wanted. From our initial, rough sketches, with Neil's help we reached a design we liked and tweaked it a couple of times which was no bother. The final finish is excellent; really well fitted into the space, clean lines and neat. We are really happy with the unit and the extra space it offers us. We would recommend OakeyPokey and are likely to use them again."
Ian and Joan Webb
"The biggest problems with choosing furniture are getting something the right size and having all the features you need. Not anymore, Neil at Oakeypokey helped us design a lounge unit that is exactly what we need right down to the colour. After he had finished building and fitting it, we were stunned. The quality is superb and the whole thing is even better than we had hoped for. Thank you so much Neil."
Richard and Hollie
"To say we are happy with the finished wardrobe is an understatement! After trying two other "mainstream" companies both with poor products - not actually bespoke, just cut down and bad customer service to accompany it - we came accross OakeyPokey furniture. Neil was quick to respond and arranged a visit, and after meeting Neil we knew we were in good hands as he understood exactly what we wanted. With nothing more than a crude drawing we had shown him and a few measurements, Neil created this masterpiece entirely from scratch. We won't hesitate to use OakeyPokey furniture again knowing the care and eye for detail and clear passion Neil has for creating fantastic and unique furniture."
Mr and Mrs O'Shea
"We are delighted with the craftmanship and finish of our wall units the OakeyPokey team delivered on and to cost. The finished product is outstanding."
"A huge thank you to Neil who has turned a really awkward, odd-shaped alcove into a beautiful piece of handcrafted furniture. Wonderful service and a fantastic end product!"
“Firstly massive thanks for the new lounge units and wardrobe door, they look amazing and completely in keeping with the style of the cottage (as you said they would). Not only is the end result totally pleasing, but the way in which every aspect of the process was carried out has left us with a great impression of Neil and his company. The informative initial consultation, Neil’s friendly and knowledgable manner, and the cleanliness and accuracy of the install were all first class. We can wholeheartedly recommend Neil and OakeyPokey."
Glen and Gina
"We really love our new cabinets: bookshelves and cupboards galore. Neil advised us on measurements and proportions; as a result, the units are commodious but they don't dominate the room. In fact, they look fantastic! We worked alongside Neil to come up with the right look, so they're simple and traditional yet modern too. Neil also suggested a paint colour, which suits the room really well. The quality of finish is superb, Neil and his team worked very hard to fit them in a day, all on schedule and all tidied up afterwards. The room looks great and we now have the storage we needed: top result and money well spent. We've already recommended OakeyPokey to several friends."
"My thanks to Neil at OakeyPokey for the fantastic cabinets in my living room. I cannot recommend Neil and OakeyPokey enough - Neil visited twice prior to fitting, and really took the time to understand what I wanted. The result is even better than I could have anticipated - the cabinets are examples of beautiful craftsmanship."
"We now have an elegant but thoroughly sturdy set of custom-built book shelves. Our outline design was realised with some extra professional touches and the fitting was achieved in one day without fuss. Friendly, helpful and expert service from beginning to end. Would we use OakeyPokey again? Of course we would."
"Seeking a company to to take on a bespoke shelf design was proving difficult until we approached OakeyPokey. From concept to completion Neil was proactive in discussing best ways of manufacture, finishing and fixing the backlit floating shelves. We are delighted with the finish and quality of the finished articles. Refreshing to receive a great service and to be able to use a local company. We would not hesitate to recommend."
"I was impressed with OakeyPokey’s service from the first consultation; Neil is incredibly adaptive and worked with us to find creative solutions to issues presented by our space and demands. The end product - our living room cabinets and shelving - are wonderful: beautifully made and installed with care. Neil and his colleague were very careful not to make a mess in the house. I will certainly be using their service again in the future and I would recommend Neil and his business to anyone looking for affordable bespoke storage."
"I accepted a very reasonable quote from OakeyPokey to build wardrobes for my bedroom. From start to finish, they provided an excellent professional and friendly service. Neil was always happy to answer any questions along the way and kept me informed of progress up to the date of installing them into my home. Having not had anything like this built before, I was anxious about the end result but can honestly say I could not be happier. I absolutely love them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them."
"Found OakeyPokey by chance while looking for bespoke furniture makers in Northamptonshire. I liked what I saw and contacted them for a quote. Neil visited within a few days, measured up and a quote was received by return. Paid the deposit but then had to wait for delivery. This is acceptable as you have to wait for craftsmen, and good ones have a large order book. On fitting day they were there at 8:00am as promised, worked their socks off all day and cleaned up after themselves, what more do you want. My room looks bigger, I have more storage and the finish matches all our skirting boards exactly. Excellent work by excellent workmen, and they were gentlemen too. Shame about their choice of radio station but you cannot have it all!"
"I absolutely love the shelves OakeyPokey made and fitted in our living room. Right from the start they understood what I wanted and were soon able to come up with a design that matched my vision. The finished product is amazing and they have made my dream of getting contemporary looking shelves at the right price a reality. It finishes the room beautifully! Their friendly approach and real professionalism made them a pleasure to work with and I will not hesitate to recommend Neil and the OakeyPokey team to anyone. "
David and Liz Gill
"OakeyPokey transformed both of our rooms with their friendly service and skilled work. Bedroom: An awkwardly shaped and small double bedroom has been made far more efficient and attractive by the line of wardrobes Neil built for us. Study: The bookshelves, cupboards and half-partition which was designed, built and fitted to our specification has transformed the space and our use of the room."
"Neil from OakeyPokey has installed two floating shelves and made a bespoke, made to measure desk for me. Throughout Neil is professional, courteous and friendly in his approach. His work is of a very high standard indeed and I can imagine my desk being a piece of furniture that I will keep for life."
"We have just had our sitting room transformed by the work of OakeyPokey. I can honestly recommend this company. From the first contact we had with Neil, we have been impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. Neil worked with our design ideas, making great suggestions to improve the finished look. We are delighted."
"I am just writing to say thank you very much for the fabulous unit / dog bed that you made and installed in my new kitchen. The design is just what I wanted and both the dogs enjoy spending time in their new bed. I have had a lot of compliments regarding the unit and everyone agrees that it finishes off the kitchen and is very attractive as well as extremely practical. I have recommended you to several people not just because I am so thrilled with the unit that you made, but also because of your professionalism and friendly and approachable manner. Thank you again."
"We are more than pleased with the work undertaken by OakeyPokey. We wanted new bedroom units fitted, replacing the one that had been incorporated in the original build. We explained our needs and broad ideas to OakeyPokey, who were able to develop these ideas, giving us a lot more usable space. With regards to the work, OakeyPokey were very efficient, with a very high standard of workmanship. We would have no problems in recommending them to others, which we have done."
D J H
"We are pleased that we chose OakeyPokey to make a fitted wardrobe for us. It was not an easy task because the recess contained water pipes in two directions. The clever design screened the pipes yet allowed for easy access and the finish was beyond our expectations. Neil is polite and helpful, listened to what we wanted and provided an excellent solution. Thank you."
"OakeyPokey were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Their professionalism and expertise was apparent from the initial quote to the measuring, design and fit of the shelves. We absolutely love the shelves, not only have they have transformed the room but they are perfectly beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil and the OakeyPokey team to anyone. Thank you so much."
"Thank you for a great job. From first contact, via email, to completion of the job, it has been a pleasure to work with you. And done in under 3 weeks! The new shelves you have built in my sitting room have completely changed the room, and given me much more storage for my books. I would definitely recommend you to all my friends, and am planning the next project for you to come and have a look at."
"We had been thinking about having a fitted wardrobe for some time but reviews on the internet were very mixed about the standard of workmanship and service you could expect from a lot of the big companies. We obtained one quote from a bedroom specialist and one from OakeyPokey. The price was similar but we decided to proceed with Neil because we felt that our wardrobe would receive more attention to detail from him. This proved to be the case. Throughout the process, Neil was reliable and helpful in response to our ideas and questions on the style, colour, size, etc. And the end result is something we are very happy with. We have already asked him to come back to turn our downstairs cupboard into a walk in shoe closet. If you are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about his work, then you have come to the right place."
"I can't believe that I now have homes for my stash of books! For ages I've been mulling over having bookcases fitted when I saw a tweet from a new company that had some amazing photos of just that. I got in touch and within the next couple of days, Neil had popped round to measure up. A quote was forthcoming within the following couple of days and a date was made for fitting them in. The whole job was done within the day and I can honestly say I am thrilled with the results. I think they left the house cleaner than it was! They carefully took their time matching the current beading and skirting so the whole impact was sympathetic to the features of the house I wanted to remain. From having initial contact to completion of the job was two weeks. Amazing service. I would whole heatedly recommend their services and I am now currently planning the next project! The whole pricing was very reasonable and the standard of craftsmanship was excellent."
"Having had our kitchen replaced, we needed a bookcase made to a specific width and height to fit into a particular place in our kitchen to hold our cookbooks. We contacted OakeyPokey, who once they had measured the gap, delivered our bookcase within 48 hours. It fitted perfectly, and the finish and level of detail was exceptional and to a extremely high standard. We are going to be redecorating our living room next and need the cupboard that houses the fuse boxes replaced and a bookcase created to sit on top of it and I have already contacted Oakey Pokey to ask them to do this too. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants top of the range furniture but not top of the range prices!"