High Quality, Batch Process Manufacturing

Charles Barr Furniture Manufacturing Process

The Charles Barr range of furniture is not mass produced. Dealing in small batches of furniture, our manufacturing process begins with parts for each of our two hundred plus models being machined before being transferred to storage racks where they are held as part stocks. This process will also be repeated in our specialised veneer shop where decorative panels and other components are veneered after undergoing machine processes.

On receipt of your order one of our cabinet makers will be issued with a job sheet and the relevant stock parts of the order will be drawn off and assembled to order by a skilled cabinet maker. We do not use flow line or mass production techniques.

The batch method of production that we use combined with individual assembly provides the added benefit of enabling us to offer our customers a bespoke or customised service that may require the changing of door design or alternative plinth styles or perhaps added decoration to match a piece of existing furniture or a piece from one of our other collections.

After assembly your order will be ready for polishing. Our main finishing process involves the use of cellulose lacquers. These offer the best use of modern technology which we combine with traditional finishing skills that allow a degree of protection against heat, water and spirit spillages.

There are over a dozen separate individual processes that combine to make the Charles Barr finish. The average finishing or polishing time on any one piece will be five working days, unlike some of our lower quality competitors that produce a less expensive sprayed pre coloured finish in hours. This less expensive method of polishing masks out grain clarity and gives little protection to the timber underneath it. If chipped the lighter woods underneath will be acutely visible.