• Woodworking

    Two Lovely Big Desks

    The year started with two big oak desks. The first was 2.2 m long and made from character oak, whilst the second was smaller at 1.5 m but with an 'external' frame for some interest.

  • Woodworking

    Dirleton Market on the Green – November 2022

    For the past two years I have been a volunteer helping to setup the Dirleton Market on the Green which runs roughly every two months in the village of Dirleton. The market is intended to give local makers and artisans to marketplace in which to sell a variety of produce and crafts. I first took part in the market at the end of 2021 and this year was my second market – and I was much more prepared! I see these markets as a way to advertise my furniture-making business whilst also giving me an outlet for my more craft oriented items such as chopping boards, turned bowls and lamp…

  • Woodworking

    Autumn 2022 update

    Another brief update, showing some of the things I've been up to over the last few months. The largest, and most interesting, job has been the conversion of an old oak dresser into a drinks cabinet.

  • Woodworking

    First Build, and the Woodworker’s Curse

    It's official. I have built a cabinet. It may only be the same pine cabinet that every other student also has to make as part of the course, but it's mine, and it's my first build. But something else I have discovered is the woodworker's curse: the curse of knowing all of the mistakes that are within your piece.

  • 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.