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Stained glass cabinet creates 
lasting memorial

Stained glass cabinet creates 
lasting memorial

A designer and restorer specialising in wood and stained glass has come up with a new idea to commemorate a loved one – a hand-made hardwood cabinet decorated by a bespoke illuminated stained glass window.

Paul Sedgwick spent a decade as a designer in the advertising industry but redundancy prompted a change of direction and gave him the opportunity to work with stained glass – a medium that had always interested him.

“I like the longevity of glass,” he says. “I design a window knowing that it’s going to be around for a long time.”

Most of Paul’s work involves restoring all kinds of stained glass but he also does carpentry. He came up with the new idea while making a glass light box as he realised the design had potential as a type of memorial, and constructed a prototype dedicated to his late grandfather Sydney Harvey.

The cabinets are made of solid English oak or mahogany and the standard design
is about two feet high. The drawer below the illuminated cabinet can contain ashes or other mementos.

The stained glass can be made in whatever design the client wants, whether that be a religious image, a portrait, a scene representing a place or an activity that the deceased enjoyed or a design depicting their favourite flower. The cabinet is illuminated with low voltage LED lamp and it can either hang on the wall or stand on the floor.  

Starting at £850, these are not cheap, but the aim is to create a lasting and beautiful memorial to a loved one.

“I wanted to make something beautiful and meaningful and there’s nothing else like this on the market," says Paul. "Each will be a bespoke item and I’m hoping people will like them.”

For further details, contact Paul on (07984) 833227, e-mail or visit

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