These solid oak bookcases were installed on a stair landing to help house an academic’s extensive library. Rising to 3.5 metres, they were designed to maximise available space – with reinforcement beneath the landing to support the weight of books! The design includes a sliding stair ladder, with a second rail above to store the […]
A writing desk with a complex construction yielding a solid, substantial and sophisticated result. Created in American White Oak, with details in American Black Walnut, and handles and door panel in beaten copper (the fiddliest part of the job!). This was a challenging but enjoyable commission from a designer with whom I […]
This glass topped coffee table was commissioned by a client from Kirkby Lonsdale who wanted the focus to be the table top, which was a thick glass roof-light that had been recovered from her own roof during refurbishment. The simple design and use of some lovely oak complements the wonderful texture of the reclaimed […]
I made this coffee table as an exploration into using different techniques to create interesting designs, using solid wood rather than veneers. It is made from American Black Walnut and Maple. The table was finished using a handmade plane rather than the usually accepted practice of sanding. This leaves the grain of the wood […]
The main requirement for this table was that it could fit into a smaller space but expand to accommodate a dinner party. Both ends of the oval top incorporate a “drop leaf” so that it can be placed against a wall or opened out in the centre of the room. I found some […]
Fabrics chest for a textile artist, made in Ash with characteristic natural tonal variation. Ash can be a difficult wood to work, but patience can offer beautiful results. The shelves on this piece slide out individually to enable fabrics to be readily viewed and accessed.
The client had some lovely elm stored away in her shed and asked me to use it to make a writing desk. I found a beautifully figured Elm board to make the top from and an equally lovely piece of Black Walnut for the drawer front. The hand carved handle and relief represent the symbols […]
Curved Bar in Jarrah with Maple panels overlaid with brushed steel decorative panels. The curved glass top is supported on brushed steel columns.
This cabinet, commissioned by a couple while I was on an extended trip back to my native New Zealand, is an example of a keen interest I have in using timber that is indigenous to an area, whilst also ensuring that it is sourced as sustainably as possible. The Kauri tree is native to the […]