The Monastery Furniture is a family cabinetmaking business which was started by Andrew in 1980. He started his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in a small business in 1974. After four years of apprenticeship and two years as a tradesman, he left to form his own business. This began with mostly old Baltic pine furniture which was very popular at the time. Over the years the designs and types of timbers used have changed considerably to cater for different tastes. Quality craftsmanship has always been the main focus of our business and we have many return customers.