Various projects - for our own house/use unless otherwise stated
This section is becoming rather lengthy! - it's worth scrolling down for the content, I will probably split it into smaller segments in due course


Kitchen/dining table - made from birch plywood, exposed edges, with chrome hairpin legs and finished with a natural/clear oil.










Single drawer console table - made from birch plywood, exposed edges, with chrome hairpin legs and the same finish as the kitchen/dining table










Pantry shelving - fitted, making use of what was an empty cupboard - made from 18mm plywood, with inset shelves for strength - finished with a matt varnish/seal.

















Pan drawers - utilising the space in a narrow kitchen unit (the awful granite is scheduled for replacement!)
















Built-in shelving - to fit dead space having re-sited the fridge-freezer. Made from 18mm MR MDF, with adjustable shelves.
















Domestic cleaning cart - made from plywood and wheel units recycled from an Ikea office cabinet. 
There is a sloping understair cupboard and the cart was a solution for convenient storage of the vacuum cleaner and cleaning materials.

















Fitness equipment storage box, on wheels - for a customer - the box and loaded (it rolls under a table to park it)

















Repairs to a dining chair - for a customer

The chair frame joints had become loose - it was taken to pieces, the old glue cleaned off and then glued back together, with sash cramps to hold it in position while it dried.











Poppy display case - a ceramic poppy from the WWI Commemoration event at The Tower of London in 2014 - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red













Silhouette of a soldier - a Remembrance theme

I made this from some scraps of plywood in part to learn to use my newly-acquired scroll-saw and to create an appropriate decoration to have in the house for the few days prior to 11 November each year alongside the poppy.   The photograph with the mug is to give an idea of the scale.

















Display cases for model cars (two made for my brother) - the models are 1/8 scale (large!) the case is 70cm long

Work in progress - with all the component parts routed to receive the perspex panels - next stage is to stain and varnish before cutting mitred corners and assembly with a solid plinth.

The darker pieces of timber are for another poppy display case, also for my brother.







The case (one of two the same) finished - just needs the "floor" painting which is subject to seeing the case with what suits the car models in situ - one is a 1930 Bugatti, the other is a 1950s Citroen Light 15 (Traction Avant).  My brother has full-size 1954 Citroen Light 15 on the road.

Two small engraved brass plaques to mount inside the cases






.. . . and the end results


Christmas decorations - snowmen and baubles, bears, a star and Father Christmas - in situ for 2020's festive (?) season . . . plywood cut-outs made on the scrollsaw and bandsaw.

Invitations - Two of our grand-children wanted an "experience" as a Christmas present - they are keen to go to the British Motor Museum so I made a couple of cut-out vehicles with the invitation text so they had something to open on Christmas Day.


Nativity cut out - a gift for a friend











Poppy display case - another one - for my brother.  Ready to mount the Certificate of Authenticity and the ceramic poppy.









Tiki Bar - made for us and our group of immediate neighbours to share - for alfresco drinks, parties etc.  Made from a timber bedframe and pallet timber

















Squirrel feeder box - it took the little chaps a while to grasp how to open the lid and get at the nuts.  Inspecting the box and then taking a nut (they now also climb inside the box!)

Under-sink slide-out trays - just making it easier to get to all those bottles stored in the cupboards (note the new black granite worktops)










Easter 2021 - in keeping with the season some more cut-outs on the front fence









Patio wall cladding - vertical battens and Thermowood (baked softwood, should outlast cedar) horizontal slats with recessed low-voltage lights, time-controlled by a Hive plug/socket.










Custom-size featheredge board garden gate/door - for a customer










The gate is to fit a narrow sideway where the fence and the neighbour's plot is at a higher level - gate is 225 x 65cm.  Constructed from treated timber - framed, ledged and braced. 
Above - prior to installation - the two "horns" at the bottom are to facilitate the fitting of the hinge pins to the house wall - when the door is hung, they will be sawn off.
Below - installed, showing the height difference










Up-cycling an IKEA bistro table - with a new top using offcuts of the cladding timber. Chairs before (green) and after painting and fitting new seat slats made from offcuts of the wall-cladding timber.  Ready for alfresco breakfasts and morning coffee.







Garden fence and bin-store gate - work in progress, about 800 metres of the timber to install!






. . . and completed








Shelf units to display plants/fruit/vegetables outside shops - for a customer

Two versions, one painted with wheels and one unpainted without wheels (I prefer the unpainted look). 
Made from rough-sawn timber using basic techniques for the "rustic, artisan" effect.

The initial "back of an envelope" design - and the finished products









Refurbish a "pavement find" kitchen stool - for the Tiki Bar

Varnish stripped off, joints stabilised, wax polished & seat-pad re-upholstered with new wadding and fabric.










Bar-stool - my personal "executive model" cool

Made from scratch using recycled and left-over materials. The stool doubles up for use with the Tiki Bar and also in my workshop when I want to have a sit down.

A second, matching stool has been made, with both stools in action in a neighbour's garden (the laptop on the left is to watch the football (June 2021), and note the 18 pint beer box on the right!)










Another mobile shelf units to display fruit & vegetables outside one of our local shops - for a customer

Picture to follow . . .




More projects to follow . . . .



The list/work-in-progress:

Transport box for a Nespresso machine to take when we visit offspring that don't appreciate coffee.

Storage box to house/protect my mini-CNC routing machine

Stand/storage to house all the coffee, measures, jugs etc. beside our coffee machine

Further under-sink pull-out storage trays for the utility room

A revised version of the home-made router table

Something to use a piece of black granite that was the cut-out for the sink (possibly a small table using some beech timber recycled from a bed frame)


... and in the garden:

Some sort of timber structure for the area at the TRH corner - perhaps a brise soleil ?

The combined bench/table featured in the Pallet Possibilities section


... and for customers (the "order pipeline") - some from the Pallet Possibilities section

About 6 of the wine bottle/glass carriers

2 fruit and vegetable racks

A pair of bedside cabinets in the exposed-edge Birch plywood style, single drawer and open shelf.