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Colemore Garden Pavilion

Colemore Garden Pavilion

For the past two month Ben Collyns and I have been working on this octagonal thatched timber framed garden pavilion. Ben designed the structure, and asked me to help with the timber frame. It was a challenging building to construct, but we both enjoyed it, and are really pleased with the result.  This timber framed […]

2012 Ideal Home Show, The Prince’s House

2012 Ideal Home Show, The Prince’s House

After finishing my Building Craft Apprenticeship I was asked to design and build some furniture for the Arts and Craft Prince’s House at the 2012 Ideal Home Show. It was an honour to be involved in such an inspirational project. The Prince’s House exhibits craftsmanship from various sectors; from textiles and wallpaper to bespoke kitchens. […]

An Elliptical Oak Bench Commission

An Elliptical Oak Bench Commission

The brief for this oak bench was simple, to design and make a bench that will catch the sun at any time of day. The location for this bench is a large private garden of a house in the Yorkshire Dales, with panoramic views across the valley towards Bolton Abbey. The clients were keen that […]

On Placement at Buntingsdale Hall

On Placement at Buntingsdale Hall

For the past 5 weeks I have been working at Buntingsdale Hall, in Shropshire, owned by the Macworth Family. I have made some curved timber steps, a curved louvred door frame and door, and a jetty. I spent the first week easing, fixing and re-cording many of the sash windows at the hall. I then […]