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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Its been a busy week with plenty of commissions and a few new ideas to try out at the upcoming markets.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As Spring is fast approaching now is the time to start building and installing your nesting boxes. Whilst there are plenty of bird nesting boxes out there for sale many of them concentrate on the aesthetics and may not be suitable for the birds that you wish to attract. The RSPB website is full of […]