Furniture made in Sleaford has The X Factor

Bunk beds in the Sleaford workshop before they were shipped off to The X Factor.
Bunk beds in the Sleaford workshop before they were shipped off to The X Factor.

Furniture handcrafted in Sleaford featured on ITV’s smash hit, The X Factor, on Saturday night.

Chris Jones, boss of Get Knotted in Burton Road, and his small team supplied a 24ft dining table – designed to seat 30 and divide into two 12ft tables when needed – along with 17 bunk beds, 10 bedside cabinets and a coffee table for the contestants’ house.

The Get Knotted team ' with their X Factor table for 30 ' are (from left) Jack Flatters, Jay Wellbelove, Andy Marriott, Jason Carrington and Chris Jones.

The Get Knotted team ' with their X Factor table for 30 ' are (from left) Jack Flatters, Jay Wellbelove, Andy Marriott, Jason Carrington and Chris Jones.

Chris, 43, was glued to his TV on Saturday night to see his bespoke furniture take centre stage.

He said: “It’s nice to see stuff you have made yourself on the telly, especially on such a high profile programme.

“It’s a good feeling.”

Chris spotted the coffee table on the show and the 24ft table, which had been divided into two.

It’s nice to see stuff you have made yourself on the telly, especially on such a high profile programme. It’s a good feeling.

Furniture firm boss Chris Jones

He said: “We have also been on their website and they do a little tour of the house – all of the bunk beds are on there.”

Chris got the order through one of his regular retail customers.

Get Knotted was founded by his late mum 15 years ago and Chris took over 13 years ago.

He had been making furniture for someone else before taking the helm of his mum’s firm.

Chris said: “I am not qualified at anything but it’s what I’ve done since I left school.”

He’s one of five working in the business.

The X Factor order took them a week-and-a-half from quote to delivery.

Chris’s wife, Helen, is an X Factor fan while Chris says he normally sits there with the show in the background and looking up occasionally. The couple have a daughter, Matilda, who is nearly two.

It’s been a busy year so far for Get Knotted.

Chris said: “We have been very lucky. We have been quite busy this year.

“Most of the time we deal with the trade but it’s always nice when people come and knock on the door.”

The name of the business is also a blessing for the firm when it comes to sticking in people’s memories.

“Get Knotted doesn’t get forgotten,” said Chris.