Monday, 25 July 2011

Large Bookcase

Just got this finished today for a client in sheringham, it made a nice change to just get my teeth into a job and get it done, and not worry about fitting issues.

It is 3m high, and 2.8m wide. Its hand painted with Farrow & Ball estate eggshell.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ash bedroom finished

Just finished the last piece for the ash bedroom suite, here's a few pictures of the desk in the workshop.

There is an optical illusion with the second drawer, the grain makes the drawer front appear tapered.

I've used the Bocote(mexican rosewood) again for this.

 All done and in situ.

Finally got round to getting a picture of the window seat I made a couple of weeks ago.

The whole lot together, including the little bookshelves.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Ash Kneehole Desk

Time to dust this blog off a bit...

This is one of two desks that I have to make, I'm doing this one first as the other was ordered at a later date.

Onto the timber I selected for the top, this needs to finish at 1380 mm x 620 mm x 23 mm. This board measures 2.8 m x 305 mm, so should finish at about 600 mm. This means I need to glue a 20 mm piece in and hope to get a good grain match.

 All machined up, I shoot the edges in by hand. Talking of shooting planes, an old record that i bought from ebay arrived today(forgot to take pic's but it seems a good-un).

Glue up the top, I've used titebond II for this, and left over-nite.

The grain match is good because I can't see which side it was now.

Onto the carcase sides, there are four to do, and they are to match the window seat I made a few weeks ago. I fielded these on my spindle moulder.

Carcase in dry fit, the gap at the top of the top rail is for a piece of poplar so I can glue the scotia moulding to the carcase.

Both carcases glued up and backs fitted.

Sometimes on my planer, chips collect between the rollers, and can cause a rather large scratch all the way down whatever go's in.

So out with the iron, and damp cloth.

Quick sand and scratch gone.

Glued up the two pedestals to make the kneehole, the eagle eyed among you may notice a small error?

Top fixed down with shrinkage plates.

Plinth fixed on, I'm still undecided weather to make bracket feet, think I will draw some out and see how its looks.

That as far as I've got so far, thanks for looking.