Archive for the 'wood' Category

Drop leaf table

During my high school days, I had to produce a final piece for my graduation. This drop leaf table ended up getting me into university so it holds a precious place within me.

Made from African Pencil Cedar, and french polished (quite badly in my ignorance or lack of knowledge).

What’s on the Agenda

I’m currently in the process of designing and making some chairs. These will be for a commission including a side chair, arm chair and a bench seat. Mackintosh, Rhulman and Henery Van de Vield are my main inspirations at this point. The chairs will seem curved and flowing from the elevation and side elevation views but sharp and dimond like from the plan view. Hense I have nick named it the ‘Diamond Chair’, which also symbolises the wealth of research, time, skills and hopefully money I recieve from it.

Mackintosh chair

Bed Side Tables

These bedside tables have been constructed using the traditional drawer and frame construction. This consists on many tenon joints (usually double tenons) with complementary haunched tenons and dovetails. Ranging from a whopping eight to ten joints per leg, all of course hand done. You wouldn’t believe this would you from looking at them. I would like to point out now that there is a reason why the most prestigious and debated joint is the ‘secret dovetail’. It’s because a good craftsmen doesn’t need to show off his goods! Craftsmen pride themselves on quality, therefore the choice of the joint shouldn’t be for grandeur or show but for its practicality. When viewing a piece where someone has sought to prostrate their joinery, and especially if it is the wrong type for the purpose required, then I only look on with disgust. A good piece of furniture shouldn’t need the grandeur of displayed joinery to sell it, that is a failure in design!

Bedside Tables

Bedside Tables

Practise Joint for leg construction

Practise Joint for leg construction

Practise Joint assembled

Practise Joint assembled

Please excuse the dates on these images – camera troubles

Begining to get to know my work

Whilst you can read a longwinded explanation of who I am and what I’m about I thought I’d let you view my work. Please feel free to comment and open discussion on them. Also I am interested in what you are up to so leave links!!!

A Cabinet of Curiosity

A Cabinet of Curiosity

A Cabinet of Cruiosity
A Cabinet of Cruiosity
Cabinet of Curiosity

Cabinet of Curiosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made from American Cherry and Birdseye Maple. Some of the joinery includes hand cut dovetails, laped mitres and birdsbead tenons with complementry  table saw and routed splined mitres.