Entries by Martin

From Unwanted Pallet to Wall Mounted Wine Rack

      When I am on the markets one of the items that seems to attract the most attention and comments is my wall mounted wine rack.  They are made from pallet wood and designed to hang on the wall or sit on a flat surface either inside or outdoors.  They are able to hold […]

Large Pigeon Holes to Order

I am often asked to make pigeon holes but this request was to make a bank of large pigeon holes for a local crafter Susie Faulks Designs She is a very talented textile and product designer and works from my her home in Brimscombe, in the Stroud Valleys of Gloucestershire. The design was dictated by the dimensions […]

Perfect Pantry

In this project I was required to build a custom pantry in an alcove in a brand new kitchen, the aim was to use a set of solid pine doors that had been sourced on freecycle.  The first challenge was to cut the doors down to size as the space required 4 doors and the […]

A Wall of books

    One of my most requested services is to build storage solutions and the most popular items are bookcases. This project was one of the biggest I have built in some time.  The client had just moved into a new apartment and needed a large amount of storage for their books, cds, dvds and […]

A Sandwich Chalkboard

Today’s project was to make a sandwich board for Medulla hairdressing a local hairdressers. She is relocating to a brand new salon in the recently refurbished Five Valleys Shopping Centre and wanted a new A board to place outside the salon to help attach customers.  The board will have graphics added to it shortly.   The frame is […]

Recent Projects

  Over the last few weeks I have been very busy making a myriad of interesting items and commissions and thought I would share a sample of them with you all.  As the weather has been lovely lately I have been asked to make garden benches, planters and tables.  The need for outside parcel boxes […]

Fill your house with made to measure furniture

Every now and again a client comes along that wants a whole room full of furniture created from scratch. This is the best possible scenario for me. It allows me to design pieces that fit the clients brief and fit together in harmoniously. The client was keen to use as much reclaimed wood as possible […]

Custom Made Rustic Garden Bench

    Every project starts with a basic line drawing to show the client and to help with the discussion regarding the overall look and feel of the end product. In this case the design and the final bench were pretty much the same. The bench needed to be big enough to seat three people […]

Digging for Victory

This week I have been busy building raised beds.  After a trip to the local Scaffold hire company I managed to get my hands on a dozen 13 foot white wood ex-hire scaffold boards.  The first half dozen went to a good friend and professional gardener who wanted to grow vegies and herbs in the […]