Welcome to Toffee Hammer Carpentry. As a professional carpenter and joiner with over twelve years’ experience in the trade, I specialise in designing and creating one-off pieces that are truly unique to each project I undertake in Oxford, Chipping Norton and the surrounding areas throughout Oxfordshire. My expertise lies in all aspects of bespoke carpentry and joinery, and the handmade furniture, TV units and made-to-measure wardrobes I produce are highly sought after by my growing number of clients.
Working for myself since 2010, I take care of an entire contract from beginning to end. All aspects are project managed by me, and this personal service is appreciated by clients who are happy to just deal with one individual. Taking control of a job allows me to oversee everything, from design and material sourcing to construction, decoration, delivery, installation and aftercare.
Many of Toffee Hammer Carpentry’s Oxfordshire clients are recommended to me as I am comfortable with difficult requests, awkward spaces, and projects larger companies are too busy to take on.
Due to the fact clients only deal with me, I am on hand to discuss additional requests or alterations directly. This makes my personal service extremely appealing to my many domestic and commercial clients.
Working closely with my Oxfordshire clients throughout each project, every item of handmade furniture or bespoke carpentry and joinery I produce is specific to their Oxford home or Chipping Norton premises, and tailor made using a range of professional machinery based at my workshop which is based in Charney Bassett.
As I take control of the fitting of everything I design and create – including the bespoke tv units and made-to-measure wardrobes - I can quickly adapt to any problems which may arise during any installation. I take full responsibility for this task, and it is essential that my clients are completely satisfied with my work and professional communication skills.
Toffee Hammer Carpentry played an integral role in the installation of the cafe at the first Oxfam Superstore. I built and fitted a bespoke 6m bar, plus the framework for a huge L-shaped bench with built-in power points, which was later upholstered in beautiful fabric. Highly praised, it is a distinctive feature in the superstore's cafe “The Water Tank".
For potential clients in Oxford, Chipping Norton or the surrounding Oxfordshire areas, I can present a range of my previous works. This library of ideas is also beneficial for those who are searching for inspiration.
I am currently involved in a community project with Greenspace and Us. This is a partnership project between Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Youth Enterprise, Name It Project, Fig Studio, RESOLVE Collective, The University of Oxford, Oxford City Council, and Natural England. The project is designed to understand the barriers and enablers that influence access to greenspace for girls and young women in East Oxford, and come up with potential solutions to increase access. This will be coming into fruition in the next couple of months and I will update the progress.
I recently established a YouTube channel where I showcase a selection of the items created at Toffee Hammer Carpentry. At some stage in the future I’d like to add both helpful and educational content.
I have set up a page on Etsy where my handmade furniture and gifts are currently for sale.
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Fully insured, I offer a 1-year workmanship guarantee on all bespoke carpentry and joinery. This includes my handmade furniture, tv units and made-to-measure wardrobes.
Working with a wide range of timbers, including ash, birchwood ply, salvaged mahogany, oak, pine, sapele and walnut, I can create virtually anything here at Toffee Hammer Carpentry. I love working with raw wood, and the satisfaction I get from seeing my clients’ reactions to any finished product is well worth it.
If you would like a bespoke piece crafted from a more exclusive timber, please contact us for a quotation.
Julia S - 08 Jul 2020
A true craftsman
"Fabulous service and excellentworkmanship. The quality of his fitted wardrobe makes the other cupboard nowlook shabby, so I will be asking him to make another one soon!"
Angela V - 22 Jan 2021
The perfect gift
"I am totally thrilled with my new wooden board, it is beautifully made. It will certainly be the centrepiece of many happy gatherings and a new favourite kitchen treasure. Thank you!"
Virginia B - 12 Sep 2020
Beautiful bespoke furniture on time and to budget
"Jamie listens. And has produced exactly what I wanted, but better than I imagined it. Three times-he has made furniture which helped make my house into my home. His work is beautifully crafted, with attention to the details. And he delivers on budget both time and money."
Gill G - 03 Mar 2020
Bespoke Carpentry Work
"Jamie has done various maintenance work for me in the past, all of which was good. However, what he really enjoys, and where his talents really show, is in bespoke carpentry work. Jamie recently installed a newel post and banisters on stairs which did not previously have them - not the easiest of jobs at all. I am delighted with the results. As a customer you are listened to and consulted at all stages of the work. Jamie has the imagination and skill to come up with ideas and solutions which provide a truly bespoke carpentry service. Clear quotes and reasonable prices."
Mohammed R - 18 Jan 2020
Excellent Local Carpenter
"The most friendly and professional individual that i have had the pleasure of dealing with recently. Realistic time frames and pricing. The finish on our new entrance lobby storage was excellent. Highly recommend Jamie, good carpenter and a true gent!"
Magenta Stamp - 25 Feb 2018
Brilliant service!!! Thank you!
"Jamie was GREAT! Macfarlane property did a few carpentry jobs for us and we loved the service. Very precise did what they said in good time reliable..definitely use again...very skilled. Thank you"
Navy Tree 23 Feb 2018
Excellent choice for your property maintenance needs.
"I've hired Macfarlane Property Services several times and for a variety of jobs, and he has always produced excellent results at reasonable costs. Very impressed with the arsenal of skills he possesses, in my property alone he has done tiling, woodwork, painting,flooring, plumbing and carpentry, all to a high level of quality. He is flexible, conscientious and dedicated to the job at hand. Added bonus is a good sense of aesthetics and good judgement in choosing decorative elements. Highly recommended."
Islandking - 20 Feb 2018
Exceptional bespoke furniture
"Jamie has proved to be a reliable and competent handyman over the dozen or so jobs I have hired him for in the last couple of years. What really stands out is the exceptional bespoke furniture I have commissioned from him, including a baby changing unit made from an old chest of drawers, and a coffee table made from a cable reel. Jamie has the flair and the skill to turn old bits of wood into functional pieces of art."
SMcR - 20 Jan 2015
Excellent Painter plus
"Jamie painted a tricky hallway for us in two days, after getting the most brilliant colour paint for it. He is pleasant to have in the house, quiet and tidy. I strongly recommend him. He had previously helped after we had new carpets put in by fixing a sticking door. Reasonable rates and quick service!"
Alex Charlton - 19 Nov 2014
"I would highly recommend Macfarlane Property Services. Jamie completed various jobs that I had unfinished and were driving me crazy! These included painting and putting up blinds. The price was reasonable and Jamie very professional, polite and friendly. I will certainly use Macfarlane services again in the future."
Michm11 - 3 Nov 2014
M of Faringdon
"Truly excellent work helping to turn a garage into a first-class studio space for my wife's pottery business. Jamie Macfarlane provided the plumbing and tiling all to budget and on time and to an excellent standard. Best of all, he built a bespoke rustic-style work table,sink unit and storage shelving below out of recycled wood, and these are admired by all. Polite, tidy, imaginative, professional commitment all the way. I expect to use Jamie Macfarlane's services again."