Bath Stool Commission

  • Post author:
  • Post published:28 July 2020

It's so good to be back in the workshop again after weeks of lockdown!I'm currently working on a commission for a bath stool for a customer in London, using beautiful…

Continue Reading Bath Stool Commission

Japanese Kumiko box

  • Post author:
  • Post published:2 February 2020

My current project is a small jewellery box with a Japenese Kumiko detail in the lid. Kumiko is a traditonal Japanese woodworking technique using wooden strips to make intricate geometric…

Continue Reading Japanese Kumiko box

Desk

  • Post author:
  • Post published:2 December 2019

The desk I started earlier in the year is now almost finished, ready in time for Christmas. It’ll be a treat for myself and I’m very excited to replace my…

Continue Reading Desk

Knife Rack – Trial and Error

  • Post author:
  • Post published:16 May 2019

I’m in the process of making a new knife rack for our kitchen. I’ve always liked the idea of a wooden knife rack in the shape of a simple piece…

Continue Reading Knife Rack – Trial and Error

Jewellery Box – Dovetails Part 2

  • Post author:
  • Post published:25 April 2019

After glueing up the sycamore tray last week, I hand planed the dovetails to a smooth finish today. The end grain looks great against the lighter faces and the tray…

Continue Reading Jewellery Box – Dovetails Part 2

Jewellery Box – Making the tray insert

  • Post author:
  • Post published:18 April 2019

I’m currently making a shallow tray to fit inside the main jewellery box, made from sycamore wood and with dovetail connections on the corners. The wood is beautiful for this…

Continue Reading Jewellery Box – Making the tray insert

Jewellery Box – Lining the box

  • Post author:
  • Post published:10 April 2019

The inside of the box is now partly lined with this gorgeous navy blue baize fabric from specialist supplier Baize & Wool which provides a luxurious cushioning for the items…

Continue Reading Jewellery Box – Lining the box

Jewellery Box – Making The Lid

  • Post author:
  • Post published:29 March 2019

To act as a contrast to the lighter body of the jewellery box, I decided to make the lid out of afromosia, a dark tropical hardwood also known as African…

Continue Reading Jewellery Box – Making The Lid