Interview with Sam Woodhouse

Woodhouse Carpentry

Please give us some more information on the services you offer.

We are a small custom wood working company based in well equipped workshops close to Geneva airport (address : Route du Nant D’Avril 51, 1214 Vernier). We specialize in bespoke furniture, fitted bookshelves and wardrobes however we can also fit internal hinged & sliding doors, install mezzanine beds and undertake external wood work such as decks and fences.

We'd like to hear some background information on yourself and your organization, including when it was set up and why.

Set-up by Sam Woodhouse in 2013, an Englishman who trained as a cabinet maker in Switzerland at the professional woodwork school in Geneva (CFC Menuisier). The company was set-up after noticing that there existed several English speaking general tradesmen and handymen but few who are equipped with a workshop for quality woodwork and cabinet making.

What makes your organization special, compared to other similar businesses in the region?

Our workshop is based in a professional wood working collective in Vernier where the total experience totals more than 70 years. Most projects can be undertaken by one carpenter working alone but if a client or business has larger project then we have the advantage of being able to immediately call on other carpenters to meet the resources needs of larger scale work.

Everything is custom made in our workshops, from design and planning through preparation of raw timber for hardwood projects to custom panel sizing, detail work and assembly for fitted wardrobes and bookcases. This gives the client the chance to customize every aspect of a project down to the smallest detail.

Which customers you are trying to target (and in which region)?

Our clients are primarily home owners in the Geneva or Vaud Cantons as well as neighboring France. We also have a number of small and medium size business clients.

Our clients are typically looking for a creative solution for a space in their home or they want something unique. Many clients are tired of low quality flat pack furniture that does not last and we can produce quality furniture that can be disassembled if required. Custom built wood work is less expensive than many clients imagine as well as a lot less hassle as we take care of all aspects such as design consultation, advice on materials, transport and installation. We are tidy and efficient on site carpenters and dispose correctly and ecologically of all packaging and waste.

Here are some photographs of our work:



Workshop address:

Route du Nant D'Avril 51, 1214 Vernier, Switzerland

Postal & Office address:

Rue de Saint Jean 23, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland

T: +41 (0)79 763 58 97


WOODHOUSE Carpentry provides a full range of bespoke furniture making, carpentry, general maintenance and repair services for homes and small businesses in the Geneva canton.

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