Shadow- box table

January 25, 2015

I was asked if I could make a table as display for a ‘flag’,  glass on top, coffee table height.

It would look terrible if I just make a table with four legs box on top- glass -red flag shining through,  I started to look in books for ideas, when my eye felt on low stools with cushions on top, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Great that’s it.

I used ash it had a soft roze color in it, it fitted well with the red flag.

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The stands are three heavy pieces of ash, cross-slotted together no screws not glued.

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I gave it adjustable feet to make sure it will be stable on any floor.

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The frame is screwed into inserts on 6 points easy to take apart.

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For the Finnish I made two mixtures, first  linseed oil /raw tung oil/ urethane varnish semi gloss, add that four times. Than a mixture of linseed/ raw tung oil and two hands shredded bees wax warmed up.  Very very nice that is what Sam Maloof  uses on his beautiful chairs.

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Kitchen countertop

September 29, 2013

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Spalted beech for countertop, can’t wait to see what I have here.

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The counter top finish is 4 times finishing oil followed by wax. At this point cabinets and countertop fitted, still need to fit the doors and the back-splash.

Stick for singing bowl

March 27, 2011

Turning the stick on the old rusty self-made lathe. I have cleaned the rust from the lathe a few times, but some days it’s like a cloud comes into the workspace and all the surfaces start to rust immediately. I live near the sea and that is quite new to me

Heavy stick, treated with beeswax.  It lies very well in the hand- well, my hand. I’ll have to see what Jackie thinks of it

Jackie using the stick on the singing bowl. Wow! What a sound! She is moving the stick slowly around the outside edge of the bowl. I’d have a bowl like that- very relaxing. You might be able to hear it some time; she’s been making little films recently and posting them on her blog.

Pink bookcase

October 12, 2010

Bookcase made out of reclaimed paneling in this case the pink paneling comes out of Griff Rhys Jones building work at the Pembrokeshire farm. These photo’s are taken in the finished cottage ‘The Pembrokeshire farm’. The farm is turned into holiday cottages and I sometimes helped clean them, when I was living next door.

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Wardrobe for Trehilyn Uchaf holiday cottage. Because the traditional Pembrokeshire cottage is relatively small, this piece is custom-made.  It’s shallower than most wardrobes, so I made the clothes hangers specially for it

Pink Dresser Base

December 3, 2009

Dimensions: height 1205mm, width 1070mm, depth 500mm.
The bottom and the shelf are very thick and strong to hold a heavy weight

Kitchen cabinet

December 3, 2009

Dimensions: height 1320mm, width 700mm, depth 320mm.
Reclaimed Western Hemlock floorboards, Walnut turned knobs.

Kitchen cabinet, close up

December 3, 2009

Fully dovetailed drawers.
Turned knobs from Walnut.
Mortice and tenon doors and frame

Kitchen cabinet

December 3, 2009

The inside of the cabinet is planed and sanded smooth

Wardrobe inside

December 3, 2009

Dimensions: height 1570mm, width 900mm, depth 450mm.
The wood is a combination of Western Hemlock and Cedar; the Cedar keeps moths away. The battens are inlaid to give the doors a lighter feeling.wardrobe inside

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