• Woodworking

    The “Eider” Sofa Table

    What is a sofa table? Well, it's a wee table that aims to slide in beside you when you are sitting on the sofa to give you somewhere flat to put your mug. No more trying to balance your mug on the cushion next to you! No more biscuits sliding off your plate!

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    “Barn Owl” Coffee Table

    An oak coffee table. Strong clean lines, large surfaces, with fold-over edges and showcased end grain. No skirts, aprons, shadow gaps, offsets, mouldings or exposed joinery. Finished with a white tint to complement its new home. The wood does the talking.

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    A Pair of “Herons”

    My first commission after graduating was to design a little side table, that would fit either side of the client’s couch. The width would be 20 cm, with the depth (60 cm) and height (60 cm) would match the couch. At one end of the couch there would be limited access from the side, whilst at the other end of the couch the table would be accessible from both the front and the side. I proposed two designs to the client. One design was a ‘traditional’ table, narrow, with a couple of shelves and vertical dividers to allow books to be stored on end. The second design was a little…

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    The Public’s Choice

    After this year's public exhibition of students' work, I was delighted to win The Public’s Choice Award 2021 for my portfolio of furniture made whilst studying at the Chippendale International School of Furniture. Thank you to everyone that attended and voted in the competition.

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    The “Birdcage” Coffee Table

    During the making of the latticework for the legs of the Buzzard console table, I happened to have them lying on their sides, and I thought to myself that with a top they would make a nice coffee table. And that's the origin of the "Birdcage" Coffee Table.

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    Making the Buzzard

    A friend saw my Buzzard console table and asked "How did you come up with the idea?". My answer was simply, and not very helpfully, "Just sketching shapes". However, the construction of the buzzard was not simple and proved to be quite a challenge.