Woodwork

Oriental-style bench - Done

Oriental-style bench

I was asked recently to make a garden bench that was oriental in style and had some form of centre table attached to it. An internet trawl threw up numerous design ideas, and eventually I…


A Tree House Building for the future Photo

A Tree House – Tree of heaven

This is a heart-warming tale of how one young American couple took their housing needs into their own hands. It may be somewhat unorthodox but it’s very practical and utterly charming! Carpenter Dave Herrie always…



Garden Kneeler Photo

Garden Kneeler

Garden comfort. Take some of the strain out of those garden chores with Ben Russell’s stylish and ingenious kneeler/stool combination. Now the gardening season is fast approaching, we’ll all have to reactivate some muscles we’ve…


Folding Picnic Table Photo

Folding Picnic Table – “Tea for two”

This little folding picnic table has a variety of uses. It’s suitable for the garden, the countryside or the beach, and would make a good indoor play table for children too One of this table’s…


Dining Table Photo

Dining Table “Tapered elegance”

With a new home to fit out, it came as no surprise to me to hear the words “Dad, will you make us a table?” Obviously the answer was yes. One advantage of this type…




Bookstand Cookbook Stand

Cookbook Stand

This handy kitchen bookstand holds even the largest cookbook conveniently to hand and open at the right place, yet it folds flat so you can store it out of the way when you’ve finished creating…


Memory box

Memory Box “Happy Memories”

This is one of a pair of memory boxes that were commissioned as gifts for my clients’ grandchildren. It’s pretty straightforward – four dovetail joints, a base and a tray. And then there’s that curved…