Entries by Martin

Spring Is in the Air

Loving the change in the weather this last week, the garden is full of flowering bulbs, the trees are blossoming and sunshine is starting to feel warm on your back. This time of year is always inspiring and this week I am busy making items for the garden, along with my ever popular Garden Trugs […]

Beer O’clock

This rustic wall mounted drinks cabinet is made from reclaimed pallet wood with a door made from reclaimed pine floor boards with a rusty corrugated iron insert. the cabinet is designed to be ambidextrous, in other words it can be hung either way up so that the door can open in the direction that suits […]

Parcels Please…

Although I have made lots of these kind of wooden boxes this one was designed specifically as a parcel box, the wood is reclaimed spruce furniture boards from a neighbour’s shed. the boards were treated with creocote against the wet weather finished with a clear satin varnish and the insides painted with outdoor sage green […]

Mirror, Mirror

One of my favourite items to make is the pallet wood framed mirror, these can be either wall hung or mounted or stand up mirrors with an adjustable pallet wood stand. The size of each mirror is generally dictated by the size of the original mirror plus the width of the pallet wood but I […]

Mirror in the bathroom

This week I was busy making new items for the Cirencester and Frome Markets, among the many items I made was this rustic bathroom cabinet complete with mirror and towel rail. The mirror frame is made from reclaimed pitch pine floor boards from a 1960’s house in Hatherley, the mirror was from a charity shop […]

Pallet Wood Log Store

Today’s project is a reclaimed wood 4 x 4 x 2 foot log store. The base and sides are made from pallet wood, the back is reclaimed fence palings and the roof is made from an old desk top covered in roofing felt. You can order your log store made to your dimensions, designed to […]

Teenaged Dreams (Designing a boys bedroom furniture)

This week I was extremely lucky to be asked to make a stand alone multi-functional piece of furniture that was not attached to the wall but could fill the space at the rear of a teenager bedroom.   The style brief was edgy urban and the item needed to incorporate a wardrobe, shoe storage, a […]

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)