I was wondering whether you know of a decent (and cheap!) local carpenter who makes and fits bookshelves??? My existing shelves are overflowing and am desperately in need of some more!
The Phantom replies:
To be honest, the words “good” and “cheap” don’t seem to go with carpenters very often in my experience. There are two carpenters who advertise in The Westcombe News and I have heard good reports of both of them, though none of those reports have mentioned anything about either of them being “cheap.” Tom Ellis, especially, has had some rave reviews coming to my ears. I don’t have his number to hand but a copy of the Westcombe News should suffice. If you don’t get it you can usually find it in East Greenwich Library.
But if you’re really looking for cheap, the classic IKEA Billy bookcases now come in a love-it-or-hate-it black and silver foil veneer, I noticed, when a catalogue plopped on my door mat last week (a first – I’ve never had an IKEA catalogue through the door before. Can’t quite work out what that says about the area…)
Any more recommendations for carpenters?