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Chair Covers

October 5, 2010

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I finally got around to putting new covers on our dining chairs today. This is not a ‘how to’ post. It’s to remind me of Ed’s maxim that ‘it only get’s done if you do it.’ It only took a couple of hours and cost me the grand total of £7.50 So I am feeling […]

Can you handle it?

September 10, 2010

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Well, as it turns out yes I can. Claire’s father, Les, was a joiner by trade and no doubt had the usual set of joiners tools. The useful looking bits of his tool collection had drifted away over the years, so when we came to clear the garage prior to the house going on the […]

Step it up

August 19, 2010

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When I first thought of building a nice deep Japanese style soaking tub, I had it in the back of my mind that getting in and out might be an issue for those of shorter stature. I then forgot all about that and got down to the complex business of completely rebuilding a bathroom. The […]

Bathroom Part 3

July 31, 2010

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Fanfare please! The bathroom. It’s finished. No more will the boy have to tiptoe (like an elephant) through our room to use our bathroom and finally I can brush my teeth without battling with an eight year old for sink space. There are a few finishing touches that we need to add, a toilet roll […]

1st Blogiversary

May 29, 2010

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** This giveaway is now complete ** Things we make We started the blog on a whim a year ago today and since then it has taken on a life of it’s own. Here are a few reminders, just click on the pictures to see a few of our exploits. From Ed and his furniture […]

Cherry Table

May 18, 2010

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Ed designed and made this table for our dining room a few years ago. We’d looked around a while for a ‘console’ style table but just couldn’t find one that was right, so he set about making it himself. It was featured in Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine who asked him to write an article about […]

All Things Green

March 17, 2010

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Here’s an update on the things we have been making this week. As chance would have it all the things we have made have a green theme which is kind of relevant with it being Saint Patrick’s Day today. I had a couple of egg whites to spare so I made my first attempt at […]

If I had a hammer…

January 9, 2010

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…well I do now. Having made a plane adjustment hammer and then given it away (see Handtool Secret Santa post) I thought I should make myself one. As it happens it was worth waiting, as Mk.2 is slightly more refined and better executed; The head of the hammer is made in Brass, using my ancient […]

Let it all dangle

December 12, 2009

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This jewellery stand in American Black Walnut and Oak was requested by our Sister in Law, to allow her to hang up necklaces and other jewellery items. This is her birthday gift, which will be delivered today. The scalloped base also provides a home for those smaller items needing a home on the dressing table. […]

A Box

November 2, 2009

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Well they say a picture paints a thousand words, I suspect without me saying anything you can work out what I’ve made here; Yes its a box (although I kind of gave that away in the title) A box with tools in (the best kind of box in my opinion) I think I’ll call it […]

Dutchmen in the kitchen

October 11, 2009

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No its not Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Rembrandt or Eddie Van Halen; a dutchman is also a timber patch to cover a defect.  In our much used kitchen (installed by the previous owners of the house) the worktop had been varnished, which has trapped moisture and led to some small areas starting to break down; When […]

The smallest room

July 19, 2009

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I finished this bathroom on the ground floor of our house last year, but never got round to blogging it, so here it is. The works were extensive including excavating and pouring a new concrete slab for the floor, all new plumbing and electrics and fully replastering; all done by my own fair hand. I […]

Prize woodworking

June 22, 2009

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This is a slightly unusual one for me; just completed this replacement base for an athletics trophy for my friend Robert. Its made of American Black Walnut, which will age to a nice deep chocolate brown over the years through exposure to the sun. Not the sort of job that comes up very regularly, but […]

Occasionally Tables

June 18, 2009

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Well quite often tables in my case – it seems to be something I make a lot of. These Oak tables were made in a group of 6 to take some advantage of batch production. Interestingly the tops and stretcher rails are made from recycled library shelves given to me by a friend, who received […]

Pick a wood, any wood

June 7, 2009

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Heres a set of wood samples I just prepared, so I have a talking point about timber selection, should I convince someone to commission some furniture from me. For those who care (and I fully accept that may only be me) the woods are (starting at 12 O’Clock) Maple, Birch ply, Douglas Fir, Tulipwood, Lime, […]

Maple Console Table

June 2, 2009

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This console table in Canadian Maple was designed to sit on the landing at the top of a staircase, hence its very shallow depth. The subtle curves of the leg and the centre rail give a simple elegance, while the through wedged tenons provide some detail to punctuate the form.                                        […]

Boot rack

May 31, 2009

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I used to wonder what people were going on about needing boot racks and mud rooms on these American home programmes, until we owned a dog…now I get it. This installation in American White Oak is designed to help manage the pile of boots and coats that are cast aside on returning from walkies. It […]

Walnut and Lime

May 29, 2009

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Tired of the tangle of necklaces and earings lying around the house, Ed designed and built this beautiful jewellery box with American Black Walnut and a base of Lime.

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