Door for porch

April 2, 2016

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Over a periode of 2 years I worked on this porch in different stages, first I made a new big window and big sil on the front house elevation, and this time I made a new door and window also renovated the pillars and framework and made new features for frame and pillars.

 

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New sycamore spoons

April 2, 2016

 

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Big arched gate

July 18, 2015

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Making A template for the arched top.

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Using douglass fir, I made the top out of two pieces join them together by a hammer headed key and two cross tongues.

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If you look carefully you can see four oak wedges; by tapping those in the joint pulls together tight.astriddegroot

Screwed the template onto the douglass fir top and started routing.


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To join the top to the sides I used countertop bolts, I had to drill big holes and hand saw the space for it.

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Without gluing it yet I am trying the fit with the bolt in and the two cross tongues.astriddegroot

Chamfer the edges and sand everything.astriddegroot

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The hinges are hand-made by a blacksmith. astriddegroot And adjustable .

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Cedar shutters

January 21, 2015

Made 8 outside shutters for 4 pair french doors.

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This cupboard and little folding table were made especially for Jackie Morris’s ‘dragon van’. I will put up a better picture of the inside of the van later when it’s all finished

The van is totally covered in Jackie’s paintings, here mostly dragons

the frame made with mortise and tenon joints

glueing up the drawer and a door

Dovetailed drawer

Turned Beech knobs. The latches are made out of Oak

Welsh Oak. I think it’s called ‘Brown Oak’ as well. I really love it and right know i’m working on a front door using the same wood. The table top was later treated with Tung oil, a natural oil which is save with food. Jackie can have her lunch on it and use it as a drawing table when it rains outside.

Sliding door at Trefayog farm

February 21, 2011

Sliding door made for a barn at Trefayog farm, (my workshop) with a little window to peek out of and see the sheep or the postman passing

Water-drip and gutter stops the rain comming in

I had to reinforce the sliding door to keep it flat, because with only undercoat on and a lot of rain it started to warp. It’s a solid door that works well;  with two layers of paint it will withstand the weather for a while

Working in here all day long the sun shines right in, so I leave the slide door open and work until late because then I can see the sun setting into the sea

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Built-in cupboard

January 27, 2011

The bathroom is too small to get an overview picture, but behind the glass doors you can see a water tank on top and a boiler underneath.  It looks really cool not hidden away.

The cupboard is made in the same principle as my other furniture, face frame and doors from reclaimed floorboards on a base frame that was half there already, handmade latches out of Oak and handturned knobs from Beech wood all the wood was reclaimed from interesting sources

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