"I saw an example of Tom’s work on a stand at the Kingsbridge show and was at once impressed by the originality and quality. I now have, in my main room, a ‘coffee’ table that I commissioned from him. I am quite delighted with it. It is craftsmanship of the highest quality. I was also greatly impressed by his readiness to discuss in detail what I needed. He came to the house, saw the precise location, noted the other furniture in the room and came back with a design which he was to modify a little. We discussed the best wood and the best texture and colour. He sent me samples from which to choose. When the table arrived (by the promised date) it was precisely what I had wanted. I cannot recommend his work too highly."
Every item we produce is carefully sourced, expertly crafted and beautifully finished. Our clients expect the best and we are proud not to let them down.
"We have been very impressed both with the quality of Tom’s work and with his passion and attention to detail. He has produced two beautiful tables for us by personally selecting some stunning timber and creating furniture that is not only functional but a piece of art to be proud of. Tom is a pleasure to work with and we would not hesitate in recommending him."
"I would like to say how really pleased we are with the table (and chairs) we now have at Old Farm It fits in to the room beautifully and looks just the job. Pricey, but worth every penny! You could see it on the Toad Hall Cottages web site!"
It's rare to find craftsmanship of this quality. I searched long and hard to find a desk of the right size and specification and was delighted when I found Orpago. Tom Dorich hasn't disappointed. He was helpful, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The finished desk is every bit as good as I expected from the photos on the Orpago website and was delivered within the given timeframe. Highly recommended. :)
We were looking for beautifully crafted traditional kitchen chairs with a modern twist, and that’s exactly what we found at Orpago! Absolutely outstanding craftmanship and style, with exceptional customer service to boot. Thomas Dorich was a real joy to deal with and had great recommendations, including on a suitable finish to match our other furniture. First class experience from start to finish, and we’re the proud owners of 3 works of art that are both a joy to sit on and look at each day!
We needed a new dining table and couldn't find anything in the usual high-end department stores.
In an online search we came across Orpago and their useful online design tools. Contacting Tom we were able to fine-tune our table to our exact requirements, even down to samples being posted to us to help us decide on the finish we wanted.
The table has arrived, we are absolutely delighted. The quality of finish and attention to detail are outstanding. We would highly recommend Orpago to anyone looking for a bespoke piece of high quality furniture.
I was looking for oak bespoke table / benches / coffee table for my new home. I found Orpago by trawling through the internet and was immediately impressed by their responsiveness to my questions.
I visited their workshop in Devon – which was a 400 mile round trip and was pleased with everything I saw. Although a fairly small operation, Tom and his team produced an amazing looking table, with benches and a floating beam coffee table in a complimentary style. They really know their craft.
I am delighted with my new furniture and have no hesitation in recommending Orpago for their craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Whilst being given the impossible task of finding new benches and tables for the schools new dining room i stumbled across Orpago on the web. We required non standard sizes and after speaking with Tom was very soon assured that he was the company to work with. His workmanship is outstanding and Tom was always avaiable to chat through my concerns and regular amendments. The finish product arrived on time and in budget. The school are very happy and will look to Orpago in the future should we need.
Just taken delivery of our new sideboard to match the table and chairs Tom made for us last year. As usual, the craftsmanship is superb and it not only looks fantastic, but it makes me want to touch it every time I walk past. I have no hesitation in recommending Tom and his team - everything worked perfectly and Tom was able to turn our somewhat vague thoughts into exactly what we were looking for. We live almost 500 miles away so we have never met him and had not seen any of his work so it was certainly a leap of faith based solely on other reviews and our email exchanges but I can honestly say these are the best purchases we have ever made - they are our family heirlooms of the future.
We were so pleased to find Orpago, Tom, a craftsman through and through passionate about his work and truly in touch with our requirements. His skill and dedication to detail have resulted in a table perfect for our needs.
We wanted a dining table which would be a focal point in our open plan kitchen diner, found Orpago online and went for a chat with Tom at the workshop who helped us every step of the way. We could not be more delighted with our Clawcross table in Pippy Oak with live edging, would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants a quality product and proper British craftsmanship.
When we commissioned our pippy oak dining table Tom was extremely professional and reassuring, never having had a bespoke piece of furniture previously, obviously we had a few concerns, buying something you haven’t seen can be quite difficult!
Our worries were totally unfounded!
Tom is an excellent craftsman, our table is a work of art and is way beyond our high expectations. The carefully selected pippy oak is just gorgeous. The table completed with 8 stunning chairs.
We hope to place an order for a pippy oak linen press/ sideboard as soon as possible!
We first saw Orpago tables at the Bath and West show in June 2016 and fell in love with them. I returned to their pitch at least 3 times on the day and brought along all my friends who were also at the show who all loved Tom’s display of furniture. At the time we lived in an old cottage and didn’t have enough space for a substantial dining table, so we had to wait until we moved into a bigger house, which we now have. We wanted a dining table to complement our contemporary kitchen/dining room so it was an easy decision to get in contact with Tom to commission a piece. By way of e-mails during Covid, we were able to refine our choice, but then travelled down to Devon – during a break in lockdown restrictions - to talk through our options with Tom at his workshop. He was able to provide excellent and informed advice and we are now in possession of a beautiful pippy oak table which is the envy of all our friends and exactly what we wanted and needed. It goes without saying that the level of craftsmanship is of the highest level, but the time and patience Tom displayed throughout the process of commissioning the table was inspiring. Thank you.
True British craftsmanship , lovely people to deal with and absolute value for money.
I could not have made a better choice than Orpago to make my dining table. It was a big decision and right from the start Tom took time to understand what I was looking for, provide valuable guidance and supply a detailed quote.
If you can, visit the workshop to discuss your ideas, see the raw materials and the finished examples of work. (Photos just don’t do it justice !)
Table and chairs arrived within the promised timescale and were carefully delivered, taking time to position them as I wanted and provide follow up care .The beautiful table, chairs and bench have received so many comments and compliments on the “feel”, the quality and the craftsmanship - and will become a family heirloom!
We ordered a beautiful olive ash table and bench from Orpago. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is outstanding. The guidance we were given was really appreciated (Tom was incredibly patient with us!) and the service very good. Delivered ahead of schedule. They have created a stunning centre piece to our new kitchen/ diner. Thank you!
"Orpago have made us two tables, each very different, and each absolutely beautiful. So much thought and care went into the making — from the type of wood, the thickness, the finish, the legs, every little detail — and the results speak for themselves. These are tables made with artistry, craftsmanship and love — they are the heart of our home."
"Tom and the Orpago team turned around a beautiful wooden boardroom table for our sparkling new headquarters at Somerset House. Friendly, reliable, and on time - the guys delivered with a quick turn around, and they weren't afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. Couldn't be happier with the service and we haven't hesitated in recommending them to the hundreds of corporate and private clients who have asked 'where did you get that gorgeous table?'."
"We were searching to find someone to work with to design and build some bespoke oak furniture for our old farmhouse refurbishment project including a very large bed, a dining table, dining chairs and two smaller coffee and corner tables.
After trawling through endless websites, I eventually found Orpago and instantly liked the look of the furniture and the feel of how it was presented – it seemed to me to be very well considered, striking just the right balance between set-piece craftsmanship, commercial affordability and, most importantly for us, the furniture seemed to capture exactly the right balance between modern and classic / traditional. Exactly what we were looking for in fact (I love old buildings but am at heart a fussy modern architect and unhealthily obsessed with fine craftsmanship and detail).
We quickly struck up a very positive dialogue with Tom, exchanging emails, sketches and associated budget costings. Tom dealt admirably with our endless minor tweaks and revisions and went to a huge amount of trouble to produce some great 3d CGI images during this preliminary phase and I really enjoyed this part, I must say. Being such a fussy architect client I thought he showed remarkable patience!
We actually only met Tom for the first time on the day he delivered our first batch of furniture and found him to be every bit as good a bloke as he seemed to be in his emails – the furniture is absolutely excellent, as I knew it would be, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others and indeed frequently do! "
"We first contacted Thomas when we needed a large table for a house we were renovating; we were living in China at the time, always a challenge organising things like this without physically seeing work produced. We knew or thought we knew the dimensions, and after taking advice from Thomas about the balance and look of the table and what we were trying to achieve, we decided on a slightly different design. This was a big investment, being so far away made all the more difficult. Thomas said "I'll make it anyway as I need a show piece, but I know you will love it". The table was stunning, more a piece of art than a table, beautifully made, the care, attention to detail and passion that is Thomas, running through every part of it. We now have several pieces of furniture made by Thomas, including bespoke and our living room is a gallery to his work. Stunning service and superb furniture. "
" I am absolutely delighted with our beautiful round oak table and chairs. Thank you for helping to ensure our son's wheelchair fits underneath and I am very glad we went with your suggestion to order the Canterbury chairs, they are such good quality and a perfect match. The quality of the workmanship is excellent throughout and I would have no hesitation to recommend your products, in fact I already have. Thank you Tom"
"We are delighted with the desk which Tom Dorich at Orpago made for us. From the initial design, where Tom's advice was invaluable, through to the delivery of the finished item Tom has been unfailingly helpful. Tom's choice of wood and his skilful craftsmanship have given us a superb piece of furniture which enhances our home now and will be a legacy for the future. It far surpasses any of the alternatives which we saw. This is the second item which Tom has made for us. Undoubtedly we would turn to him again for quality and value."
"I am delighted with my table, chairs and bench. I cannot thank Tom and his partner enough for the guidance, care and thought shown during the early decision days. When they arrived - beautiful design and craftsmanship to take my breath away. Amazing. Thank you so, so, much. I thoroughly recommend Orpago."
"You never know what to expect when you commission a bespoke piece of furniture remotely based only on conversations and images gleaned from the website. However the trust and confidence gained from Tom and his team was a true reflection of their professional and customer focused approach.
The quality of the craftsmanship, attention to detail and the materials used has been first class and we are really pleased with a piece of timeless furniture that will last well beyond our years."
We are absolutely delighted with the table and chairs Orpago designed for our kitchen. We spent several weeks working with Tom to come up with a design that fitted the space we had available, and that would give the room a fresh look. The quality of the workmanship, and the attention to detail, combined with the use of beautiful English hardwoods, has produced a stunning piece of furniture.
I have recently started working with Tom at Orpago and have found him to be a great contact; an inspiring and thoughtful designer and a very good manufacturer of his product and finishing.
He recently supplied a client of mine with a very large round oak table which extends with two leaves to make a large oval table, which is perfectly balanced and doesn’t tilt, even when fully extended.
We are working together again now on a different brief, for a different client and I very much hope that this working relationship will build and continue for the future.
We found the Orpago website (and with it Tom) somewhat by accident but what a find! Tom could not have been more helpful in discussing and advising on the design of our table and when we wanted to see it in the flesh Tom was very happy to show us round his workshop and showroom. The 200 mile trip was more than worth it and we were impressed by Tom’s approach and expert craftsmanship. Result: we are now the delighted owners of a beautifully fashioned dining table and chairs which couldn’t be more perfect for us. Thank you Tom. We have no hesitation in highly recommending you!
Dear Tom, just a note to say thank you for our fabulous table and chairs. Some people thought I was mad to place a long distance order without seeing your work, but I am pleased to say I made the right decision! The chairs are really comfortable even with no cushions and the workmanship is first class. I would highly recommend your work to anyone looking for a top quality commission that will last generations.
It was a pleasure to do business with Tom Dorich of Orpago. Based near Kingsbridge, this is a bespoke service. I wanted a table modelled on a Westmoreland farmhouse kitchen table for my house in Devon. We discussed style, wood and finish. Plans were received promptly. Then COVID set in, so progress was slower particularly as I could not travel to Devon. However it is now installed and looks great in the room with a wonderful finish.