• Woodworking

    Lovely Olive Ash!

    Tom, my son, asked for some shelves to fit an empty space in his room. The shelves were to be able to take his school notes in lever arch files, some text books and some novels...

  • 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!

  • Woodworking

    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…

  • Woodworking

    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.

  • The S-frame foundation

    Lockdown competition

    Whilst we have not been able to be in the workshop since Christmas, the school has still been keeping us busy with online lectures and a competition! The brief: design a contemporary bedside cabinet for a (fictional) boutique hotel based near Gifford.