Entries by Martin

Getting ready for Spring

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 […]

Custom Keyboard Flight Case

    One of the best things about being a carpenter is the ability to build custom items. This weeks customer is me!  I recently joined Stroud based Dub Reggae band Frankly Skanky as they keyboard player, and after a few months with the band I decided to buy myself an early Christmas present…an upgrade […]

Old Fashioned Kitchen Shelves

I have always liked old fashioned styling and as I had just dismantled a solid pine wardrobe I had a good supply of wood with which to build something substantial.  So I decided to make a set of wall mounted kitchen shelves with hooks like the ones I had made for our kitchen several years […]

Operation Replenishment

In order to maintain stock levels after a couple of weekends worth of successful Christmas markets I have spent the last week hidden away in the workshop, like one of Santa’s elves, I have been super busy making a range of my most popular items.  During the year I am always making new items but […]

Bespoke Sideboard

As you probably all know one of Good With Wood (Stroud) key services on offer is to make made to measure furniture for clients that fit in with their current décor and are designed specifically to fill a requirement.  This weeks client provided me with a list of items including a cutlery tray, hall shelf […]

This weeks special projects

  Thanks to recent markets I have been busy making special orders this week. Along with the normal items that I need to keep the stall going I am often asked if I can make a specific item for a customer to fit their homes and/or their limited spacces. I enjoy these projects because I […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

    This week I have been busy making items for my up coming markets and filling orders for customers.  I have been busier making more garden trugs this time I have just completed 22 in total. A dozen were pre-ordered for a new garden centre in Dursley called Leaf and Ground which is due […]

Scaffold Board Table and Benches

It always amazes me how wonderful scaffold boards are for building chunky rustic furniture.  I was recently asked if I could make a set of benches and a table to seat six for a great Asian fusion restaurant  Temple Mama Cirencester They already have some wonderful old furniture including an old rectory table and a […]

How Green Is My Valley

At the end of last week and for a couple of hours this morning I was lucky enough to be working at 1 Woodbine Cottage in the Slad Valley.  For those of you who are not from the Stroud district it is a beautiful part of the Cotswolds that has been immortalised by the words of […]

Rustic Hall Stand

Many of my projects are led by customer requirements, this was definitely the case with the hall stand I have built this week.  My client has a large family and needed a storage solution for coat and scarfs but could not use the traditional method of fitting coat hooks and a shelf on the wall […]