Entries by Martin

Simple Storage Solutions

   This week I have dedicated a day to utilise all the plywood offcuts I have from the last couple of big jobs. It will make a lot more room in my workshop and it will also give my a change to increase my market offerings with a selection of open top storage/display boxes. After […]

Custom Kitchen Makeover

There are many great things about living in Stroud, along with the beautiful countryside, wonderful valleys and hills and the award wining weekly farmers market there is also the wide variety of wonderful old Cotswold stone houses.  These properties are often very quirky with unusual layouts and uneven floors and walls.  This brings many challenges […]

In an English country garden

Sometimes a project just happens… On the way back from a job yesterday, I noticed a couple of old scaffold boards dumped outside a garden in Horsley. After asking the owner if I could have them, I loaded them up into the Morris Traveller (it was a bit of a squeeze).  As soon as I […]

Cool Colourful Caddies

Whenever I work on site I always take my tools in a couple of hand made tool caddies, mine are very long but they have a section for screwdrivers, pencils and scissors etc and they also have lift out trays for smaller tools and for easy access to the sections below.  As these have proved […]

custom stackable storage crates

I like to think that over the last couple of years I have managed to help a lot of my customers with unique and bespoke storage solutions. Just last week I was asked to quote on some storage crates for a young boys bedroom.  After discussing the requirements and budget, I was commissioned to build […]

Stained Glass Bathroom Wall Cabinet

Recently whilst at the Giant Flea market at Malvern I found this wonderful old piece of stained glass and knew straight away that it would become a door for a bathroom cabinet.  Using ripped down reclaimed pitch pine floor boards I made a frame and using old hinges and a nice metal knob the door […]

Chest of Drawers Challenge

This is my very first custom made chest of drawers and I although it was a little complicated, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and think it came out extremely well. Whilst I have made many cupboards and cabinets and I have made drawers to fit in to cupboards or into gaps in kitchens and bedroom […]

Rustic Kitchen Roll Holders

Small projects can be fun too. Whilst at Stroud Farmers Market I was asked if I had any of these and as I had not yet attempted to make any I said not at the moment but I will have some by the next market. So I went of to the workshop and made a […]

Wall Mounted Kitchen Plate Rack

One of the best things about being out and about doing market stalls is that you meet lots of interesting people that turn out to be prospective clients. I am often asked about my bespoke service and within days of the event I receive emails requesting quotes to create one off items.  This 12 Slot  […]

Hall Shelves for Everyone

One of the more popular items on my weekly market stalls are the various hall shelves and coat hooks. They are all made using reclaimed wood generally from pieces of unwanted furniture with wood ranging from oak, cedar, spruce to pine. The hooks are all forged from steel and I often have up to 5 […]