Lincoln craftsmen donate 500,000th cabinet for charity auction

Craftsmen from a Lincoln bespoke furniture company have completed their 500,000th cabinet, and have reserved the landmark piece of furniture for charity.

A local charity will be awarded the piece to raffle or auction to raise money for a good cause.

Any charities interested in being considered for the donation should email

Chris Sharp Cabinets has been making wood furniture from oak, cherry and walnut for nearly three decades.

Now the company’s workforce – who have a combined experience of 220 years – have just put the finishing touches to a coffee table that marks the momentous figure.

The oak and walnut table, worth more than £750, has been given a unique 500,000 mark alongside the company’s distinctive oak leaf logo to commemorate the milestone.

The mark given to the landmark piece of furniture. Photo: Stuart Wilde

The mark given to the landmark piece of furniture. Photo: Stuart Wilde

Chris Sharp has been designing and making furniture in Lincoln for 28 years.

Now based in Scampton, Chris Sharp Cabinets employs 15 people and makes each piece of furniture individually to meet customer orders.

It currently has a turnover of more than £1 million.

The company imports more than 100 tons of oak, walnut, cherry and tulip wood every year from Germany, France and the USA.

Its range of furniture features a combination of solid wood and expertly-crafted veneer to add strength and long life.

It delivers home and office furniture all over the UK – with thousands of pieces being bought in the Home Counties and London.

The company is keen to build on its success by attracting more local buyers, particularly for its bespoke kitchens, and is currently in the process of putting the finishes touches to an extension of its showroom.

Photo: Stuart Wilde

Photo: Stuart Wilde

Now the company hopes the landmark piece of furniture can help raise money for a local good cause.

Paul Kettleborough, Operations Director at Chris Sharp Cabinets, said: “We are thrilled to have reached such an important milestone for the company.

“We’ve been producing bespoke wood furniture for nearly three decades and our proud of our heritage and our association with such a great county.

“We’ve been blessed with great support from this community over the last 28 years and want to celebrate by sharing our success with a local charity.”