About Studio 15
We love furniture. Our skill and experience enables us to make bespoke pieces to suit your needs and impress your friends
Studio 15 Cabinet Makers Ltd was formed following a move to Devon and is the latest step in the journey of the well-respected, well-established Wiltshire Joinery.
Wiltshire Joinery was a company with a wealth of experience and a friendly attitude. Our clientele range from corporations to local businesses, to private clients including royalty. We undertake many exciting projects which has included manufacturing and fitting a new bar for the Barge Inn Public House which featured in Village SOS on BBC1 in 2011. Phil Lester, Director of WJ was given prime coverage during the programme and commended for his fabulous workmanship. Moreover, our private clients have given us the opportunity to make some outstanding furniture using gold inlays, mother or pearl and exotic woods, which we get very excited about.
Phil Lester – Director
A qualified design engineer he personally designed the very first CCTV for passenger aircraft in the late 1980’s. This also lead to a six week trip to Savannah to fit them to Al Fayed’s private jet fleet. He later worked as an engineering consultant for the MOD and others. Wishing to continue learning he was given the opportunity to renovate two houses which lead to his love of wood and joinery. Largely self taught, with a family history of woodwork and cabinet making, he turned his hand to building houses and passed exams to be NHBC registered. After 5 years as a Metropolitan Police Officer (a job he dreamed of doing when he was a child) he returned to building in London and Surrey, but from his Joinery workshop in Surrey (where he undertook work for clients including Yves St Laurent) he gradually undertook more bespoke joinery and less building work. Moving to bigger premises in Wiltshire, he formed Wiltshire Joinery in 2004. Having promoted SpiderKitchens.com, a couple of years ago which is proving a successful string to our bow, Phil has now set his sights on utilising all his experience, skills, and design flair to produce an elite selection of consol tables for the most discerning clients. These are in the process of being shown to the world and we will be blogging their unveiling soon.
At Studio 15 Cabinet Makers, we are looking forward to continuing Wiltshire Joinery’s journey.
With Studio 15’s exceptional reputation, along with renowned quality and craftmanship and with Phil’s experience to deal with every aspect of the home, we believe we will continue to be able to offer a predictably superior service to all.