About Us

About Us

Handcraft Furnishings was founded by Peter Brennan and is based in his home town of Tubbercurry, County Sligo. He has been working as a furniture designer and cabinet maker since 1988.

Handcraft design and hand-craft fine furniture, bespoke kitchens and commissioned carpentry pieces from their well equipped workshop based in Tubbercurry. These range from high quality solid wood in-frame kitchens to finely crafted individual handmade furniture for home or office.

Handcraft Furnishings’ perspective on cabinet making, design and wood finishing, can be described as more of a “global outlook”, and they offer a complete service to support this including consultation, design, manufacture and installation.

Their bespoke furniture is designed and crafted to complement your home, taste and personality. All items are individually designed and created to suit individual requirements, and can be produced to reflect a modern contemporary, traditional or classic style.

Handcraft’s reputation is based on quality and attention to detail, pride in their work, and an ability to meet their clients needs within their budget.

Handcraft Furnishings are committed and dedicated to providing the best possible service and the highest quality Irish handmade bespoke furniture. They design specifically for each customers requirements, offering unique and inventive design solutions to ensure your own style and ideas are not compromised. Each bespoke kitchen they create is special, designed and built for an individual house and an individual customer.

Peter Brennan, Designer and Cabinet Maker


As well as high quality craftsmanship, Handcraft Furnishings are also able to offer an exceptional and personalised computer-aided design service to meet your needs.

Without preset kitchen ranges and sizes, a restriction on choice of materials, colours and finishes, or even a fixed price list, Handcraft are able to carefully plan your available space to create the ideal working or living environment.

For potential customers they can prepare a design with a scale drawing of your bespoke kitchen, which may include drawings for individual pieces of furniture, samples to show materials, colours and finishes, and examples of details like sinks, granite, marble, choice of woods, handles and appliances. Although there is no charge for this custom design service, the copyright of all designs is retained by Handcraft Furnishings to be produced in-house.

Computer Aided Design

Handcraft can design from new building plans or the accurate internal measurements of your existing kitchen, and often work directly with your architect, building contractor or interior designer.

They will go over the plans in detail, discuss timbers, style, function, schedules, costs and budget, talk about the equipment and any other requirements you may need for your handmade bespoke kitchen. At this stage a financial commitment is required from the client to secure your order by way of deposit.

All commissioned work requires a deposit with balance payable on delivery and fitting.


Peter Brennan and his team of highly skilled and experienced cabinet makers consider one of the most important details of your handmade, solid wood kitchen is the wood itself.

They take pleasure in utilising Oak, Pippy Oak, Walnut, Mahogany, Cherry, Maple, native Irish Beech, Beech, Chestnut, Ash, Elm, and Burr Elm to create your own stylish and practical kitchen that is distinctive through the quality and the decorative patterns in the grain. For hand-painted kitchens Poplar is often used as it receives the painted surface without the wood grain bleeding through, and faithfully holds it’s shape well for years to come.

Each kitchen is crafted from hand-selected woods to create a suite of natural elegance and beauty, tailored to your storage and design requirements with superb hand-finishing, attention to detail and pride in construction.

Handcraft Furnishings are able to skillfully produce many features that you will see in some of the worlds most exclusive kitchens, including curved doors, engraved lettering, inlaid secret magnets, rounded granite details and hand-turned mouldings.

We consider the style of the kitchen and worktops, paints and finishes, islands, glass units, mirrors, materials, lighting, granite, wood and steel, and strive to effortlessly integrate your fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, sinks, extractor hoods and power outlets into an efficient and elegant solution.

The manufacture of each piece incorporates the use of traditional carpentry techniques such as joints made by mortice and tenon or dovetails. These kitchens are designed individually to meet a client’s specific requirements, considering ergonomics, ease of use and practicality.

For further information on the quality of our work take a look at our Galleries section, or call Peter on 087 9076514 to arrange a visit to our showroom.

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Traditional, Bespoke, Contemporary & Innovative Designs