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Alcoves are usually associated with period properties, where they are created by a chimney breast jutting into the room

Typically these double recesses either side of the fireplace are reclaimed as storage in livingrooms and bedrooms 

Traditional alcove units

Our traditional Alcove units are perfect for in-keeping with the original style of your period properties,


  • traditional face frames

  • inset panel beaded doors

  • profiled top & skirtings

  • classic bookcase/display shelves  uppers

  • cornice

We tend to run with 2 alcove designs at Jackson woodworks, Traditional (above) and Modern (below), both can be tailored to your style preferences


alcove units

Our modern style alcove units are more suited for people who want a more contemporary look

  • flat slab or shaker doors

  • clean straight lines and edges

  • base cabinet

  • chunky 'floating' shelfs

  • handless options


finding freestanding furniture to fit those arkward alcoves can be fustrating, All our alcove units are bespoke & Made to measure, they will give you an amazing amount of storage that is functional, looks great and will certainly enhance your home. 

traditional alcove base cabinet with media shelf

copper handles on a traditional cabinet

cornice detail

 Jackson woodworks specialise in creating wonderful, Bespoke Alcove Units, Alcove Cupboards, Alcove Shelving and Alcove Wardrobes for many happy customers across Yorkshire. 



Traditionally the Alcove unit layout is a base cabinet below and shelving above, however, it does not have to be this way!


The beauty of bespoke is that we can build to your requirements, 

We have incorporated cupboards, a log store and a wine rack into this alcove

Benefits or fitted Alcove furniture

make use of awkward spaces

We can offer various solutions to make the most of your alcove, regardless of the shape or size

Fully fitted

No unsightly gaps and dust traps

Built to last

solidly built using quality materials

Made to measure

Because every alcove is different its difficult to buy high street furniture to fit

In-keeping style

traditional style cabinetry, perfect for period properties

Use of height

Upper shelves/bookcases can be used for book storage or display purposes  without taking up valuable floor space

Our Alcove units are built and painted in the workshop before the installation date.

By working this way we only need to be in your home for the installation (usually 1-2 days) this massively reduces disruption compared to having then scratch built on site

if you have any questions about our alcove cupboards we are happy to answer them

bespoke fitted alcoves



In most properties with a chimney breast it continues thru the upper floors and out of the roof, this means going up each floor will have a pair of alcoves in the bedrooms,

As we know Alcoves can be odd sizes for freestanding furniture. Bespoke Alcove wardrobes are the perfect solution to maximise storage and inject style into the room 


About our Alcove units

 Our alcove cabinets come with some quality features as standard, let's take a look

  • Full base carcass, inc back

  • Oak veneer / painted internal

  • 22mm thick doors

  • Choice of 7 door styles

  • Soft-close hinges

  • Adjustable base shelf

  • Spray finished

  • Made to measure

  • CAD design

With every home and every Alcove being different we can offer a whole range of options and upgrades to achieve the look and storage to suit your needs 

  • Media shelf opening 

  • 3D renders           

  • Oak worktops​​

  • Traditional pilaster flutes

  • LED lighting

  • Log store opening

  • Drawers

  • TV bookcase

  • T&G back panel

  • 25-27mm thick door upgrade

  • hardwood options

  • Integrated USB / wireless charging points

  • and more

Let's work together........

‘’How to build an alcove cupboard and shelves’’

ok, admit it you googled it didn’t you…..

New for 2020 we have the release of our new range ‘BASELINE’ aimed at DIY & renovators.

Our goal is to take the pain of the build away,

We can deliver a pre-built, pre-assembled alcove cupboard that is unfinished. All  ready to install and paint

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''Thank you, Jamie, you did an excellent job for me yesterday. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. From start to finish the standard and skill of your workmanship were exemplary. You left the rooms perfectly clean and tidy -- I didn't need to get the vacuum cleaner out''

Mrs Bedford



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