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Chilfen Joinery Adds Bespoke Veneering To Its Portfolio

In line with our policy of continuous investment and improvement, in 2022 Chilfen Joinery installed its own veneering press. We can now achieve the highest levels of quality through the direct control of our in-house machinery and experienced veneer application team. The team undertake the bespoke veneering for all product design using many wood species.

Crafting Excellence with CAD Design and Cutting-Edge Machinery

Our journey to excellence begins with CAD design, where we have made substantial investments in the past year. The introduction of Micro Vellum CAD empowers us to create intricate 3D drawings and lifelike renders that bring your vision to life. Complementing this is a brand-new 5-axis vertical CNC machine, seamlessly integrating with our existing machinery to ensure optimal production efficiency.

Highest Standards of Craftmanship and Quality Control

To guarantee the highest standard of craftsmanship and quality control, we operate both manual spray booths and automated spraying lines, as well as laminate our boards in-house. Our commitment extends beyond the workshop; we provide comprehensive project management services, ensuring that our team of experts delivers nothing short of excellence. Chilfen Joinery stands ready to provide you with consistent, top-tier joinery solutions.

Our Attention to Your Detail with Bespoke Veneering

This bespoke approach not only adds a touch of individuality to each project but also showcases the team’s versatility in working with different materials.

From the moment you select your veneer to choosing the grain direction, book matching, slip matching, quarter cut, or straight cut, we meticulously lay out each panel. Our process includes stitching, pressing, trimming, cleaning, sanding, and applying the finishing touches. It’s our attention to your detail that makes the difference.

Whether your preference is oak, walnut, or any other wood species, our meticulous attention to detail remains unwavering. For those seeking something truly unique, we can even match your veneered wardrobe doors to your flooring, adjusting the depth of the finish to achieve a seamless harmony.

Experience Excellence in Action

Watch our short veneering video to witness the dedication and precision that go into every veneering project at Chilfen Joinery.

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Chilfen Joinery help Gothic Mede Academy with woodwork projects

Chilfen Joinery were recently asked if a member of the team could visit the local academy to assist the year 4 students with their woodwork projects. Chilfen Joinery saw this as a great opportunity to encourage the younger generation to become joiners in the future. Colin from the Joinery team was more than happy to help support the students during their DT lesson.
The children had a great time and said:
‘Last week we did DT and we made cars and Colin came and helped us saw wood. Colin was kind and helpful and fun.’

‘Colin helped us cut wood for the chassis for our vehicles. Colin was kind to us. We are so lucky Colin came to help us. He had a saw thing to help us cut. It went zzzzzzzz!’

The teacher wrote:

‘We were very grateful to Colin for coming to help the children saw the wood they needed to make their vehicles in DT. Colin helped the children to use the correct technique and reminded them of the safety points. He was great with the children and they enjoyed having an expert in to help them! Thank you to Chilfen Joinery for allowing Colin to give up some of his time to come and work with the children.’

Certificate of Appreciation

Chilfen Joinery are pleased to have been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the second year running from the team at Develop.

The certificate is to acknowledge our support of their work experience scheme for young people over the last academic year. Develop rely on the backing and goodwill of its employer hosts and Chilfen Joinery have been more than happy to provide students with beneficial work experience placements at our Letchworth production facility.

Our aim is always to provide students with worthwhile skills, training and experience. Chilfen Joinery have a long history of investing in youth, supporting students and apprentices and helping them gain invaluable skills for the future.

Chilfen manufacture for start-up business, Shudoc

Chilfen Joinery recently worked alongside entrepreneurial start-up business Shudoc to create a unique and bespoke range of luxury shoe storage solutions.

Shudoc is the brainchild of Yelda Ibrahim, who recognised a lack of quality shoe storage systems on the market in the UK. Wanting to build beautiful solutions that harnessed high quality British workmanship with chic, design-led aesthetics, Yelda approached Chilfen Joinery to assist in the realisation of her product.

The Chilfen Joinery team used a combination of skilled joinery bench work and machinery to construct the cabinets; utilising our CNC machines to cut the wooden panels and laminate materials and hand finishing the units to a high specification. The end result was a series of stunning cabinets, specifically designed to house shoes in a stylish, modern and sophisticated way – far removed from products on the mass-market.

We at Chilfen Joinery pride ourselves in our core values of quality workmanship. We were delighted to work with Shudoc, supporting a fellow British business and ultimately creating fantastic, high quality and distinctive cabinets.

The Shudoc range is now on sale at

For more information about Shuduc, please visit:

Samuel Whitbread Academy Careers Fair

On Tuesday 21st November, the Chilfen Group attended Bedfordshire’s Samuel Whitbread Academy annual careers fair.
We have a number of apprentices gaining invaluable work experience at Chilfen – in both our joinery solutions and timber packaging divisions. Our team were very keen to showcase our business, inspiring the next generation of joiners, CAD designers and operational staff.

Chilfen Group currently have three apprenticeships available across all our production sites, both in Letchworth and Kings Langley. We are looking for motivated individuals with a passion for learning to start their careers with us.

For more information about apprentice opportunities within the Chilfen Group, please email or call us 01462 705390.