|Instrument maker and furniture restorer|
Quality Restoration & Bespoke Handmade Furniture.|
Based in the Cambridgeshire Fens, I design & make furniture to your specification and I am skilled in the restoration of antique furniture.
As well as all the traditional furniture making skills I can provide veneering, marquetry, woodturning and carving to a high standard. I am an experienced French Polisher and a maker and supplier of fitted furniture.
I also make Autoharps, Hammered Dulcimers and Banjos. Use the links below to view examples of my work.
A commission undertaken for a private client for their home office. The piece is made from very well seasoned Mahogany (6-7% m/c) I found the timber in a yard in London. They acquired the stack from another yard that went bust. The timber was not on their computer system and it was pure chance I spoke to an employee who knew the existence of the 33 cubic metres of mahogany. The boards were black with age and measured 16' x 1.5' wide, so not fresh cut from the forest!
The carcases is put together using hand cut dovetails and all the doors are mortice & tennoned together. The backs are made of quarter sawn tongue & grooved oak. The shelves are also oak, lipped on the front edges with mahogany. The bookcase measures 15' x 8'4" x 1'10". The finish is hand French polished and then waxed. All fittings are solid brass.
Here are some more examples of my cabinet making skills.
1 Quarter Sawn Oak Adjustable Duet Piano Stool.
2 Mahogany Single door display cabinet on stand housing two graduated Mahogany lined drawers.Inlaid with boxwood stringing.
3 & 4 Pair of Mahogany filing cabinets with drawers lined in quarter sawn Oak.
Quarter sawn Oak bookcase. one of a pair. Now in Australia.
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