About Us

Our Story

Our journey as a Kitchen Design Company business began in 2011 when Tom decided he needed a new challenge in life. By this stage Tom was 22 years old and had completed an apprenticeship at a high-end cabinet making company where he spent 6 years making furniture and bespoke kitchens. He had also refined his skills in the highly specialised and traditional work of boat building by spending evenings and weekends fitting out a 57ft narrow boat to an extremely high specification. This project took two and a half years to complete. So, when the right people came along to buy this boat everything seemed to fall into place to go self-employed. To begin with, Tom decided to build on the skills he had learned from the work he had completed on his first boat and he went on to do another three full fitouts as well as fitting numerous boat kitchens. It was only then that the freedom and creativity of building bespoke kitchens for people’s homes started to appeal. With that decided, Tom then built a showroom inside his large workshop to show off a few of the kitchens, bedrooms and other furniture that he could provide.  The names of our current kitchen ranges are inspired by the canals where jobs were completed in Tom’s early days of boat building. 

The name Monkeywood?

We are often asked about our name and how the business came to be called Monkeywood. Back when he started out in 2011 Tom had decided that he didn’t want his business to be just his name or initials. He wanted something that could be easily remembered and something that he could design a logo around. One of the many brainstorms were different tree species and here is where tom came across the Monkey Puzzle tree! The hardiest of the conifer species and often referred to as ‘the living fossil’ you can often see them standing out from the crowd. The rest is history…

So, a bit about the business today

Monkeywood is a truly bespoke kitchen and fine furniture company. An independent and design led business in North Oxfordshire with a highly qualified team. With a showroom comprising of multiple kitchen displays which show off the varying range of kitchens that can be meticulously designed and created with creativity and precision.  

Crafted from the finest timbers and materials, here in our Oxfordshire workshop we create furniture to last a life time. Best known for our kitchens, Monkeywood also designs and crafts furniture for all rooms of your home, including studies, dressing rooms, libraries, boot rooms and gun cabinets. 

At Monkeywood, our ethos is one of building beautiful and long-lasting design along with strong and long lasting client relationships. Each kitchen is personally created for each individual client and no two are ever the same. We work closely with you to really know how you use your home as a family and how we can create the most functional yet beautiful interior for your home. Uncompromising quality is behind everything we do, we pride ourselves on using the best materials, appliances, worktops and construction methods. 

For more information from our Kitchen Design Company, please Contact Us.

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with Tom or Olivia on
01295 533413
or email design@monkeywood.co.uk

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