Entries by Martin

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 […]

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 […]