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    “Thistle” Oak Table

    Having seen some pictures of furniture that had been made in the 'Arts & Crafts Style', I decided to give it a go myself. I like the exposed joinery - the visible tenons, the wedges - and the other details that give such character to furniture made in that style, but I also thought that it would be a good fun to make and part of me liked the idea of the slightly masochistic approach to making joints by hand.

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    Spring 2023 Update

    Since Christmas I have been working on a variety of jobs. The most interesting request - or challenge - was to make two "Dali" console tables featuring very sculptural legs and rails.

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    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…

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    Summer 2022 update

    Work over the summer has been fragmented for a few reasons (Covid amongst them), so I just thought I would show you some of the things I have been doing/making over the last few months.

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    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.