300 years in the making
first piece underway
At last, under clear, blue, Pembrokeshire skies, after the last few months of being a builder, chippy, and decorator as the new workshop has taken shape, I am delighted and relieved to be a furniture maker once again. And what a project I have to begin in this new workshop. Read more…
The lighhouse cabinet
Late last year a client arrived to discuss a cabinet for his new Georgian appartment in Clifton, Bristol. He was carefully carrying a large cardboard box. When I asked what the cabinet was for he openned the box and removed one of a beautiful collection of old lighthouse lightbulbs – the lighthouse cabinet was born. Read more…
JCBs and day-flying bats
Building in sustainability
This was the week that the internal walls of the new workshop went up – timber uprights (studs) and horizontal spacers (noggins – my word of the moment, to be used on every possible occasion). This framework will be insulated and clad in plywood, and, as with my furniture, I wanted to make sure that the timber was high quality and came from sustainable sources.