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News and Projects

October 2017

I am currently finalising the design  for a contemporary cocktail cabinet to be made from Walnut, Wenge and Ripple Sycamore with Steel elements…

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new cocktail cabinet concept

new cocktail cabinet concept

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Cocktail Cabinet Doors Open

 

 

September 2017

Orwell desk delivered and on site, the contrast of black and oak matches nicely with the bookcases..

Orwell desk in the customers office awaiting it's chair..

Orwell desk in the customers office awaiting it’s chair..

The author will be able to sit at his desk looking out across the river

The author will be able to sit at his desk looking out across the river

 

July 2017

I have had  an unusual request to make a portable desk bureau out of Birch Plywood and Southern Yellow Pine. The desk will come apart and is to be installed at 22 locations as part of the Jane Austen 200 year celebrations.

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design for portable Jane Austen Desk

I am quite advanced with the desk cabinet

I am quite advanced with the desk bureau top cabinet

My Orwell desk commission is now standing on its legs and I have started on the 6 drawers. The bigger filing drawers will be on special drawer slides so that they open very smoothly  even with lots of weight in them.

Desk Carcass coming along, drawers and top next

Desk Carcass completed, drawers and top next..

April 2017

My library bookcase project is now completed with the delivery of the library ladder

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Oak and Ebony Library Ladder

I am just starting work on a new desk and chair  made from oak and sycamore.

The desk has contrasting woods of oak, ebonised oak, sycamore and ebony. There will be 6 custom drawers for filing, pens etc. There will also be power and USB sockets inside the desk plus some secret compartments!! I will post pictures as things develop.

 

 

 

Writers Desk and Chair made from Oak and Sycamore

Writers Desk and Chair made from Oak and Sycamore

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Writers Desk with various custom drawers

March 2017

Art Deco Bookcases phase2 YouTube play

 

It took a whole week to install phase two of my bookcase commission Click on  GIF Animation below to see a 10 second summary….

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Ebonised Oak and Sycamore Patterned Doors

Just completed Phase 2 of my bookcase commission, my client is really excited.

December 2016

 

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First phase of my bookcase commission installed

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Inserting ebony stringing on the bookshelves, all 120 of them!

 November 2016

Completed the 6 sets of small cupboard fronts

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Getting close to completing the small cupboards for the bookcases, the picture below shows the oak door panels being ebonised with a potion of apple vinegar and steel wool which effects the tanin in the oak and makes it jet black

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Picture below shows the completed sycamore door frames with the carved circular door pulls. The doors will be bleached white and the frames ebonised black. Deco style black and white panles will be made next…

 

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Oak Door Frames with sycamore doors

October 2016

I am full on making the bookcases. Starting with the doors and frames. The doors are made from English sycamore with haunched mitre tenon joints on the corners, 64 of them now all done phew! The doors will then be bleached white to contrast with the black/white deco panels (to be made next!)

 

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64 of them!

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September 2016

Just got an exciting commission to build some big bookcases for an author who has a lot of books! There will be two large sections like the photos below to go on both sides of a large room in his house. The bookcases will be made mainly from oak with sycamore doors with curved glass elements. The Art Decoish pattern will  inlaid into ebonised  black panels and also on the smaller cupboard doors. A desk and chair are also being designed to match, watch this space!

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oak decosih bookcases

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August 2016

I recently showed some of my work at the Designer Craftsmen Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London

There  was some fantastic art work in this amazing space on The Mall.

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Flight Table No.2 at the Mall Galleries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Arne16 Desk and Chair at The Mall Galleries

 

July 2016

I am currently working on my Flight Hall Table Number 2

The top has more of a winged effect and the drawer will have hawk like inset handles…

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Mocking up the drawer front and handles on my Flight Hall Table Number 2

June 2016

Completed the chair to match my Arne16 desk, the back rest was hand shaped in a style reminiscent of the late Sam Maloof.

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May 2016

I am currently working on a chair to match my Arne16 desk, I am hoping to achieve a sculptural feel to the piece where the legs, arms and rails flow into each other. This is achieved by using hand rasps to form the wood in to flowing organic forms. Below are some initial sketches and a simple full size MDF mock-up. Next job is to make another full size mock up out of pine before any Walnut is touched..!

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April 2016

I am currently building my  Arne16 desk  and chair. The desk has strong 50s/60s Danish influences with a contemporary look of my own style. This exciting project is now quite advanced and I have finished the top with just the legs and oiling to go.

 

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sleek lines of the top

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desk top completed, waiting for its legs to get off my bench!

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removable pen/card tray

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Arne16 desk prototype design image showing how the dark walnut will look when oiled

 

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Arne16 desk and chair prototype computer generated design

 

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Initial sketch for my Arne16 writing desk  23rd Feb

February 2016

I have just completed and delivered an exciting commission to make a contemporary sideboard for a client who received one of my stripey boxes as a present. The first image below was created as part of the design process and truly represents the finished piece in the clients room. The picture below shows the finished piece in situation in the client’s  house

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Design for a contemporary sideboard made of Walnut and Birds Eye Maple

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Finished piece delivered in my client’s house

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The finished sideboard in the client’s house

June 2015

Lancashire Life

Lancashire Life recently wrote an article about John Morris (www.johnmorrisfinefurniture.co.uk) and myself in their June 2015 edition.

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Click on the link below to see the full article in PDF form

going with the grain article may 2015

http://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/homes-gardens/interiors/furniture_makers_in_the_ribble_valley_1_4078191

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