January 31, 2016
Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.
After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with the result.
The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.
I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.
Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.
Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.
I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.
September 29, 2013
September 29, 2013
May 29, 2012
Drainage board for a cute little cottage, I had a plank of beautiful Welsh native elm just enough to make this drainage board, not much waist optimal use of the wood. After planing, squaring and sawing I glued it together with lamello’s (biscuits) in between.
With the router and template under an angle, I cutted out these drainage slots.
I filled the cracks with sawdust mixed in glue.
Laquer on the underside, lots of layers of finishing oil on the top surface.
It’s installed here, I made a little waterdrip under the front edge of the board to stop water traveling under the board in the cupboard. I did the test and it seems to work well.
April 29, 2012
This reclaimed afromosia was saved from a laboratory, it was glued together but we had to take it apart, square it plane it and glue it back together with biscuits in between.
Vetilation gaps in the back, the walls are damp so some airflow will prevent it from getting mouldy.
keys for bolts to connect one counterpart to another
Delicate point after cutting out the space for the sink.
March 20, 2012
Kitchen cabinets we build them out of birch plywood exterior put together with biscuit joints, here in two layers of undercoat, they will be painted with eggshell.
Ash for the panel doors.
Took out the old kitchen, changed water and electric, treat the wall, make it ready for the new kitchen .
Started to put in the new cabinets.
We didn’t use wood for the counter top because this is a holiday cottage, but I think we could.
Position the sink and the hob for cut out.
March 4, 2012
My idea for making a plate rack was to make it as simple as possible in design and it had to be very practicle in use. For the top shelf I made sliding dovetails, the strongest joint you can have for shelfs for the rest mortise and tenon joints, the two back plates are slotted in glued and screwed.
Find out where support is needed
Drill the square holes for the sticks with the mortiser, through two supports in one go.
The ash is very flexible it won’t break easy, still I made sure that the sticks can be replaced
To hang the plate rack on the thin wooden wall I used metal wall plates, two on the plate rack two on the wall , first I screwed a board of the same ash on the other side of the wall for use as a coat hanger, but more important I could use longer screws to secure the plate rack on to the wall.
I left the handcarved pegs of for a while to let them acclimatize in this kitchen space to shrink , I made them out of green hawthorn.
All finished and oiled