New piece: 1000 Steps Coffee Table

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1000 steps - reclaimed oak from spiral staircase

Here are some pictures of a new piece I just made out of reclaimed oak from an old spiral staircase in my house (hence the name!)

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New piece: Lake Farm Coffee Table

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Lake Farm Coffee Table 2

This is my new piece – the lake farm coffee table.

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500 Cabinets out!

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featured in 500 cabinets

My Winter’s End chest of Drawers  is featured in “500 cabinets” – a prestigious US publication from Lark Books. 500 Cabinets, juried by John Grew Sheridan, is the third title in a series of books focused on furniture making as a part of Lark’s esteemed 500 series. Earlier titles were 500 Chairs, juried by Craig Nutt, and 500 Tables, juried by Andrew Glasgow.

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Some new work

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The Oakfields coffee table is a simple elegant and refined oak coffee table which serves equally well as a bench. It has been finished in Danish oil.

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New pieces on website

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Finally, after a few months of procrastination, I have succeeded in updating the gallery pages of my website, with some new pieces. The “Derwen” table was completed in May 2009 for clients in Denbigh, Wales, for their new home. The oak for the table was sourced on the Gower peninsula and as a result the name of the table, which means “oak” in Welsh is particularly appropriate. The top is elliptical which means it has the benefit of a long rectangular table, in terms of fitting in a slightly narrower room, but the intimacy of a round table. Again, the pedestal base designs means that everyone (all 8 people!), can sit comfortably around the table without bashing their knees against awkward table legs.

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Exhibitions, Photos and New Projects

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I am back from my 3rd year exhibiting at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in South Devon. As usual, it was wonderfully organised by Sarah James and Nina Fox and there was once again a large turn out (particularly impressive given the Saturday involved a torrential down pour of biblical proportions).  Here are some pictures of my stand…

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