For this job, the customer wanted to keep their existing kitchen base and wall units so that the tiling on the floors and walls, as well as the range oven would not need removing or modifying. However they wanted new cupboard doors built within frames. This is what I done... It is al made from solid oak and has been wire brushed and colured to give it a rustic aged farmhouse look. The job was in Wormegy, Norfolk.
This was a memory box that i designed and made for a customer in Newmarket, Suffolk for them to keep their babies birth certificate, first shoes and so on... I added a picture frame in the front to house the babies first picture. The box has hand cut dovetail joints.
Here I created a removable Cherry wood and birch frame containing two cupboard doors. This was made to utilize the unused bottom bunk on a boat but needed to be easilly removable so that if the customer ever sells the boat, it can still be sold with the additional birth. The job was at Hartford Marina near Huntigdon.
This picture frame was made as a unique/bespoke Christmas present. The timber used is American Cherry. The job was in Wimbotsham, Norfolk
This job was for a victorian house restoration. The picture is one of 3 internal softwood doors bespokely made by me due to the sizes required being non standard. Unfortunately the customer fitted these so I have no images of the finished result. The job was somewhere in Yorkshire.
In this job, i had to divide a large lounge into two smaller ones, one of which was to be used as a bedroom for student accomodation. The job involved runing pipework for radiators, chasing in wires ready for the electricians final conection as well as insulating, plasterboarding and hanging doors in order to meet building regulations for fire rating etc. This job was in Cambridge..
This was a job that involved just replacing some damaged and fallen down fencing panels near Norwich, Norfolk
In this job I fitted the worktops along with the hob and sink for the customer who had fitted the rest of the kitchen themselves. This was in Upwell, Norfolk.
This job involved me just machining some european oak slats then fitting them to some reclaimed cast iron bench ends. The customer dropped off and collected but I believe they were from Bedfordshire.
This was a potting shed that i made for a customer in Downham Market, Norfolk. I also layed the patio slabs for it.
This North American Mantel Clock was completely in bits & pieces when I recieved it and had only about 20% of its origional rosewood veneer left which too was almost peeled off. I carried out a full restoration which included re-veneering it on all faces including the curved base and face beadings. I then had to finish the job with Button Polish (French Polish). The customer was in Wimbotsham, Norfolk.
This clock made of American Black Walnut & Rosewood, was desgned and made by me for my year 2 furniture crafts practical skills assesment in 2000. this is a recent picture and it has the clock hands missing now as well as a few cat scratches and general wear and tear marks from 16yrs of use.
I made this oak anti-slip bathroom duck board for myself a couple of years ago for our old house in Newmarket as the floor was extreemly slippery for the kids getting out of the bath.
This was a job I done for an Elderly lady in Newmarket, Suffolk. I had to box in the pipework fot he sink and toilet yet allow for srvicing access which I achived without affecting the look of the cladding.
This job was for my elderly grandmother. She was unable to use the bottom of her free-standing oven due to back problems so I custom made a low level unit and a door to suit so that my dad could get a smaller worktop mounted oven for her meaning it would be a more usable height. This was in Wimbotsham, Norfolk.
This is a hand cut tenon in 500year old oak. I had a job moving an existing staicase then utilizing its new location to make more space upstairs which included creating an en-suit shower and w/c. The job was in Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk.
Although its now about 15yrs old and dusty, this picture shows a pencil box that i made out of American Black Walnut, Maple and Rosewood for my Uncle. It has hand cut dovetail joints.
This example image shows my skill level cutting in new hinges. this was a fire rated hinge in a fire door for an indian takeaway in Newmarket, Suffolk.
This is not a great picture and the table is a little scratched and dented since I made it in 1999 for my year 1 furniture crafts project. This games table is made from Mahogany and is veneered with Lacewood on top. when the centre portion of the top is slid out, reversed and slid back in, it shows the chessboard which is veneered with London Plane Tree and American Black Walnut. Over the years my parents cat used it as a scratching post etc.
This is one of the plywood framed mirrors that I made in order to try and sell. The way they are shaped and machined affectivly shows off the layers of interlocking birch. Unfortunately the construction of these is quite time consuming so people therefore would not pay enough to make them worthwile for me to produce.