The Carpenter and Joiner assistant by J Newlands 1860
Model Practical Joinery by G Ellis , second edition 1925
The Architects standard catalogues, 9th edition 1939-41
Rot had set in at the base of this post, a common problem. The replacement portion was 800mm long a hardwood key was also inserted to prevent any slip on the joint. I could have also used a stepped Scarf joint which would have had the same effect as the hardwood key. Because the overallContinue reading “Porch replacement in Southampton”
Replacement gate finished in stain. This is a copy of the original which had rotted beyond economic repair. For me this was an interesting project because it involved some curved work which does not come up that often so it gave me a chance to blow off the dust on the bandsaw and use itContinue reading “Replacement Gate finished in stain”
A single driveway gate with an entrance door fitted in the middle. These gates are heavy so a jockey wheel has been fitted to take the stress off the hinges thus ensuring that the gate will not drop over time. The door opens independently or the whole gate can be opened as a single leaf.Continue reading “Driveway Gate in Southampton”
A replacement Pergola, the original was blown down after a winter storm. It creates a welcoming invitation to enter into a private secluded back garden in the centre of the city. The various shrubs and roses that embraced the old pergola were saved and will be woven into this replacement and no doubt come theContinue reading “Replacement Pergola”
This much cherished Victorian bench has been part of the family for over a century, with photographs of grandfather sat on it as a young man. The rot in the feet of each leg being the result of many years standing on damp ground and ‘old age’. The solution was to sit the bench ontoContinue reading “Victorian bench”
Real wood Oak veneer MDF bookcase and work station.
Fitted wardrobe with sliding doors, main carcass white melamine faced and lipped MDF. Custom built wardrobes and cupboards make good use of an other wise unused space. There are literally 100s of different finishes available to suit all interiors please enquire about finishes available -it doesn’t have to be white.