In one corner behind the bench there was a wall of fake brick. In photos this gave the illusion of working in an old brick barn rather than a large ‘shed’.
On returning home I set about creating a similar illusion behind my bench.
I have long been a proponent of recycling wood – and when a friend of mine said they wanted a rustic coffee table I jumped at the chance to use some reclaimed barn boards to craft a new coffee table.read more
Creating a Garden Follyread more
For as long as I can remember there has been an old wooden cabinet in the corner of the bathroom of the family home. Readers of my articles may have caught a glimpse of the cabinet when I looked at making bridle joints.
In this article I revisit that cabinet and re-create it by up-cycling an old 8’ x 1½” x 10” scaffolding plank.read more
Wormy Maple Side Table:
As a woodworker and very avid ‘upcycler’, I am always loathed to see wood go to waste. So, when a friend said they had some ‘wormy’ maple they couldn’t use, I just had to have it. Instantly, I knew that I wanted to make something with it that would show off the worm holes, creating a beautifully organic effect in the piece.
Back in the Spring, while lIsa was gardening in the back of the property she almost disappeared into a hole –read more