Having few options for buying a compact PC case that would accept standard size components, I set out to build one of the smallest possible mATX cases, while keeping the standard, relatively accessible, tower format.

Also took the opportunity to make use of the CNC, both to make all the accurate c...

Another lockdown project - still tricky to get materials so focused on using up whatever was in the shed for this small footlocker-type unit for a guest bedroom.

This is sized to fit available space, and contains an integrated power strip to limit cables - there is a standard IEC inlet on the bott...

Made a couple before but this time put everything to use for this endgame keyboard. Definitely the last one.

First was the keypad - saves some desk space since it also functions as a calculator (bonus feature of typing the result into your computer).

Then came the matching keyboard - not being r...

A computer desk for a client who needed something to fit in a specific space, and make the best use of that space as possible. We worked out this design between us - the desktop is narrow, hence the stowable keyboard tray; and the centre gap in the cabinet portion will house the computer, with holes...

A less glamorous project - storage being the last part part of the hall/entrance remodel. Having said that, built-in storage can be interesting to make, and can both look better and make better use of space than an off the shelf unit.

As ever, plywood projects make liberal use of pocket screws - I...

Needed a new bin and couldn't find one I liked so figured I'd make this - came up with this design of plywood and aluminium - the lid removes but has a hole so it doesn't need to come off for small items.

If you can tell how this is made from the detail, then yes, it was as... interesting/tedious...

A full kitchen refurbishment. Details include:

  • Custom spray-painted doors and draws - allowing for no handles or pull-recesses. In practice this just means that doors pop open all the time whenever you lean against something
  • Island made from plywood and stainless steel; and conceals a tray-sto...

A couple of Nixie tube clocks I've done. It's an overdone theme, but most you see are the typical tubes-sticking-out-of-a-base design; I wanted to do something that looked a little more like it was designed for the purpose.

Layered plywood body faced with a formica laminate. Confess I'm not smart...

Made for a friend, from birch ply and aluminium composite. Detail view confirms that it is a thick bit of plywood! Lots of arcs cut on the bandsaw and glued together. Drawer pull cutter used to give the draws a smooth finish.

The recipients - two beautiful borzois - proceeded to make quite a mess...

Storage unit custom made for alcove. Birch ply, painted to match existing woodwork. Individual units that stack together with locating strips, so the order can be changed. Bookshelves slightly different heights to use space as efficiently as possible.