Behind the scenes at James Burleigh

From their workshop based in Park Royal, one of London’s last pockets of manufacturing, James Burleigh produce high quality tables, benches and stools. Renowned for their aesthetic appeal, functional design and durability their range offers the perfect solution to today’s integrated environments and can be found in offices, educational establishments and homes all over the world.

All the products are made to order, so accommodating the diverse demands and desires of clients and come in a variety of sizes (h/w/d) with numerous power/data solutions, hundreds of laminate colours and a choice of different wood options for edges and legs.

Despite the variety, there is a strong brand identity throughout ensuring that whatever configuration is chosen, a cohesive space results. This is primarily achieved through the make-up of the tables and benches which remains consistent throughout the range – the use of solid timber edging for instance with compact grade laminate bonded to create a distinct design that is both reliable and robust.

The manufacturing process starts with receipt of the raw materials into the loading bay from where everything is sorted and stored.  Cutting of materials and preparation for the bonding process is job specific. Once the table tops have been glued and pressed the plating process is begun.  James Burleigh use metal to metal fixings on their table legs or panels to ensure a solid and secure fit.  James Burleigh has recently invested in a 5 axis CNC Machine to assist with the various processes and increase efficiency and productivity. The finishing procedures, carried out by the most senior makers, ensure the enduring quality and simple elegance of the end product. The final stage involves carefully wrapping and boxing for despatch.

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