Absolutley gorgeous Sussex burr oak. If you look at a tree and see the big round growths on the side, thats a burr, and this is a slice from one. The pattern of the grain is always beautiful and is prized for furniture making.
As to what this is going to be.....guess away in the comments and all we be revealed soon!!
Its a real honour to do projects that mean so much for people.
This bench has been done to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. The bench ends have been salvaged and repainted, with some repairs and additional brackets by @beverton_blacksmiths and the slats are 50 year old mahogany from a retired furniture makers workshop.
They have been engraved with the family members name to mark the occasion.
Always happy to do repairs, recycling and any special project to mark an occasion.
From finish to start. This large Ash end grain board with routered hand holds, started life as a large single board of Ash.
Its been ripped down into strips, planned and then glued and planned again. After that its cut into strips across the grain and glued up once again. When its out of the clamps its sanded down and the end hand holds routered in, before several coats of chopping board butter, which is a home made mix of beeswax and mineral oil. Weighing in at 7.5kgs its a solid lump that will give years of service.
I have been tied up with this one for quite a while. I was commisioned by the tattoo patlour @kalima_emporium in worthing to make a new jewellery counter to fit in with their great shop interior, which is a mix of old and new, to house their new high end jewellery range.
We decided to make a reproduction of Victorian counter top we found listed on at an auction house.
Made from oak, the design incorporated lockable mirrored doors to the rear, with integral led lighting. The piece was then finished with a black stain, that allowed the grain to still show and give an aged look and the base lined in black baize.
The whole thing fitted peefectly and was topped off with their fantastic old till.
I am always happy to take on any project large or small.
Upcycling as its called isnt to everyones taste and i certainly prefer to see the natural grain of the wood.
This old cabinet had been painted and had a bowed and split top and biards damaged in the rear. Its been sanded back and all the damage sympathetically repaired and finished with a couple of coats of wax to give it many more years of service. Whats your preference before or after?
Always happy to take on any projects, big or small, inside or out, new or old.
Theses gorgeous Globe Wernicke document storage units have a lot of history and are very sought after, but they had seen better days. (If you watch salvage hunters you will know how popular these are!)
The challange with this was to keep it looking old and used but bringing it back to life as a couple of pieces of useable furniture.
Parts of the mechanism were broken, there were several cup rings, deep scratches and various bits of veneer missing or failing.
The whole thing was cleaned down and the veneer carefully glued back where possible. Where missing it was infilled with hot furniture max to blend in. The tops were carefully scraped back. The drawers were repaired, including removing the horrors of repairing them with silicone sealant!.
Theyve been finished with several coats of wax to even out the colour distortions and bring the wood back to life, but they still show the various signs of use you would expect from furniture this age, which is part of its charm.
Very pleased with how they have been bought back to life. These are avaliable to buy if anyone is intrested.
I'm getting more orders for items for the garden now. This whopper if a garden planter is 2m long and is going to take some fillling, but will look great when its planted up.
Its fully framed inside and all the wood is pressure treated and the inside has been coated with damp proofing to extend its life. Little details like the rounded off corners and feet underneath to to keep the frame off of the ground make the difference in how long this will give pleaseure to its new owner.
A big thank you to @beverton_blacksmiths for his help in getting it delivered!
Always hapoy to take on any project for the outside as well as inside, just drop me a message