My name is Gary Whatford
and I own Wood & Wood.

I am a qualified carpenter & joiner and have a passion for good quality furniture.
My vast experience (since 1974) includes working on new houses, renovating historic buildings and employing 40+ carpenters.

I set up my kitchen business in 1999 after I renovated an old property for my family and could only find one company offering solid wood kitchens. The lack of competition was reflected in their price! so I decided to make my own.

Not only did I build my kitchen for 75% less of the price I’d been quoted, family and friends soon recommended me and I started to get enquires to make kitchens. It was an impressive start.


I decided to work with a local manufacturer to produce solid wood kitchens and opened my first kitchen showroom, Woodcrafters, later that year.

After a couple of years of increasing orders, I decided that our manufacturing process was taking too long, so I redesigned the cabinet which kept the framed kitchen door appearance and reduced the manufacturing costs by 50%. I registered my unique design with ACID and went into production, changing the revised business name to Wood & Wood.

My new kitchen design was launched at the 2006 Excel KBB (Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms,) show, London. The launch was very successful; a large department store ordered a display for their key outlets, a Japanese contractor, who I had supplied kitchens to previously, ordered a showroom display.

Quality is still our primary concern. We are working with a local manufacturer with the capacity to manufacture many kitchen orders maintaining exceptionally high craftsmanship. The new design reduced our lead times considerably.

We have recently added solid wood bathroom and bedroom cabinetry to our product range.

Most of our business is online, via designers, architects, and builders, we also welcome visitors to our increasing network of showrooms.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom design or would like a quote, please contact me by phone, email or call into one of our showrooms.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gary Whatford