Cabinet? Sideboard? Credenza? Who knows. Received this commission (via interior designer Jane Cappleman) from a client who wanted a large solid oak sideboard. They liked Russell Pinch's Wave sideboard for Conran - it's a nice piece, but we were after something more handmade and considerably larger...
Bed frame in oak - required quickly so went with a fairly simple design. So not much real joinery as such since it has to be disassembleable - instead, a lot of screws involved.
The curved corner pieces were most fiddly - each is machined out of one piece of wood via a medley of tools - drill, ban...
This commission was for a small bedroom, which only really had room for one other piece of furniture - the aim therefore to make it work hard. The client had the initial idea of a dressing table with some hanging storage; which I then refined into the final design.
Having the sides and top open ma...
Commission for a set of tables for eg drinks, etc in a living room, resulting in this set of 4 L-shaped tables, that fit together in 2 nests of 2. American black walnut and dark stained oak.
Side view shows nesting and jig-cut box/comb joints.
As well as upright, these work just as well horizont...
Commission for coffee table with book storage. Made from oak, stained near-black and wax finished, with glass top and mounted on castors.
Detail shows drawers - 3 each side - doesn't show them extended on bottom-mounted bearing runners, for easy opening and closing.]
Oak garden furniture - table and four stools. Visible mortice and tenon joints hold the structure together. This involved a lot of machining!
Oak sideboard, made from more figured oak. Designed as media unit, 6 drawers plus 3 drop down doors for DVD players etc.
Detail shows handcut dovetail drawers; edges of cabinet jointed with Japanese-style dovetails, inclined in two planes. Tricky!
Set for hall, consisting of console table and umbrella stand. Mitre jointed; the tapering umbrella stand requiring some precision sawing to joint nicely. Limed finish.