Entries by Martin

The Cat’s Whiskers

  Whilst I enjoy every project I take on sometimes I am able to show my appreciation through my craft. As many of you already know we have three cats that need to be looked after whilst we are on our travels, this task is happily fulfilled by our friends Debbie and Dave at Chalford Kitty […]

Cookbook Stand, perfect for the country kitchen

One of the new products ready for market this year is this rustic Cookbook Stand. It is made from Hardwood Ply offcuts and the shelf is made from a reclaimed pine skirting board.  It has been varnished with a clear satin coat to ensure that it can cope with sticky fingers, its washable and comes […]

New six pack beer caddy with opener

One of the new products for this year is this six pack beer caddy made from reclaimed 9mm hardwood plywood. It comes complete with a bottle open so its perfect for outdoor events and parties (sorry beer not included)

Rustic Bathroom Wall Cabinet

I love it when  an idea comes together, for some time now I have been planning to expand my range of bathroom shelves and mirrors and came up with this design. The main body and shelves are made from reclaimed pallet wood, the doors and rear panel are from an unwanted wardrobe and the towel […]

There’s a little bit of magic in every box

Today I concentrated on replacing the storage boxes I sold during the Christmas rush. These 3 are made from reclaimed 9mm marine plywood and have  been painted and varnished inside and out to ensure that they stand the test of time.  The pieces of ply dictated the shape and size of these boxes but they […]

Large Saucepan Rack on commision

I am often asked to design and make products whilst on my market stall and they often lead to interesting and new products. I built this six hook saucepan rack with lid storage for one of my customers at the France Lynch Village Christmas Fair. She asked me to make it as a present for […]

More Wine…racks

Thanks to two very good markets last weekend I managed to sell out of Trugs (again), Wine Racks, Hall Shelves and Baguette platters. I also sold a lot of other products. So this week I will be busy replenishing stocks. Today after my morning estimate appointments I was in the workshop filling orders and I […]

Trugs, Trugs everywhere

With all the Christmas Markets and fayres happening lately I have been busy selling lots of items but my Garden Trugs have proved to be very popular… so popular in fact that last week I sold out! So this week I have been super busy replenishing my stocks. I normally make batches of 3 whenever […]

‘Tis the season to be jolly…..

Markets, Fayres and Bazaars November and December are proving to be very busy months, I have markets and Fayres on every weekend and I am also continuing with my twice monthly farmers markets on Wednesdays in Stroud Farmers Markets at the Cornhill and on Saturdays in the Stroud Christmas Craft Markets at the Merrywalks  Yesterday […]

A new fireplace for our house

This week has been very busy with the Pittsville School Christmas Bazaar on Friday and lots of projects including wardrobes, custom wall shelves, a built-in cupboard on a narrow board and even repairing wobbly fence posts but the high light of the week was most definitely a job a did for our house. We have […]