Double bookcase in Totton

This double bookcase I made using off cuts from various jobs that I have done. The carcass and shelves are Oak Veneered 18mm MDF whilst the doors are solid American White Oak. The shelves are sat on adjustable shelf brackets so that i can maximise the storage potential. Finished with Liberion finishing oil x 3Continue reading “Double bookcase in Totton”

Free standing Utility cupboard storage

What seems like a straight forward job of fitting shelves into a utility cupboard turned out to be an awkward proposition. It wasn’t until I ran a cable detector down each wall that it was realised that both walls were stuffed with cables and pipes. The property was a new build, the utility cupboard itselfContinue reading “Free standing Utility cupboard storage”

A porch that was condemned (how to save £1000s)

I was initially approached by this customer to give a quote for replacing their porch. They explained over the phone that they had been told that it was beyond saving, by a builder as well as another carpenter, and that the porch was about to fall down. I initially asked for an image of theContinue reading “A porch that was condemned (how to save £1000s)”

Mopstick Handrail

This Softwood Mopstick handrail with black brackets fitted to an elderly gentleman’s staircase in Southampton. As I have said in past posts none of us are getting younger. The customer gratefully informed me that having this handrail will enable him to remain in his home of 55years. He was finding it increasingly difficult to manageContinue reading “Mopstick Handrail”

Conservatory replacement.

A tired conservatory originally built approximately 50 years ago. The roof had been replaced about 15 years ago but not to a good standard. The customer a 95yr old uses the conservatory during the summer months ‘to sit and relax in’ and wanted a timber replacement. Joinery grade Redwood finished with a white primer, andContinue reading “Conservatory replacement.”

Unpainted Crown Cap Handrail

This crown cap handrail was left unpainted so that the grain and beauty of the wood can be seen, with this in mind I took my time selecting the wood for a clean straight grain without any knots. The sweep from the bottom of the stairs to the top is unbroken therefore there are noContinue reading “Unpainted Crown Cap Handrail”