I am able to make individual pieces of quality furniture, produced in either a period or contemporary style.
To make to a high standard calls for care in veneer & timber selection, correct acclimatisation of components during production and care when cutting & matching veneer etc.
A tall oak glassware display cabinet
Made in quarter sawn oak, this cabinet stands at over six feet tall and is fitted with toughened glass shelving and glazing. The doors are made with slim glazing bars / framing which allow an unrestricted view of the contents. Finished and coloured to the customers requirements using my own methods. The medullary rays, 'tiger striping' of the quarter sawn oak are shown off to good effect. Fitted with quality brassware from Optimum Brasses and remotely operated hidden LED lighting .
A John Channon inspired cabinet
A large oak / walnut cabinet based on a John Channon piece made in 1780. The client wanted this making using traditional methods using solid timber for all the panels as opposed to MDF or plywood which is the modern practice. This is more costly and labour intensive but the piece will age and acquire character if made in solid timber. All of the panels are made in planked oak and then veneered in wild French walnut. All of the cross grained mouldings, glazing bars and pediment components are made in solid walnut. The whole was then traditionally French polished and finally waxed.
The design was a coalition of ideas between myself and the client. An enjoyable and challenging project.
The gallery below shows the finished cabinet in position at the clients home.