When I was growing up, we always ate our meals at the Ercol Trestle table, it was where the family gathered, conversations and the hot topic of the day were discussed, stories and jokes were told, meals were eaten, and my mother could keep an eye on us while doing our homework; clothes were made on that table, and board games and jigsaws were puzzled over. Everything revolved around that kitchen table
There is one constant in my woodworking life and it’s not the wood or the tools, it’s my wife, Lisa. After a long morning in the woodshop, she’ll be at the door saying, “Thought you might like a cuppa,” with a plate of digestives in hand and, “Let’s go sit for a while on the bench,” No, not the woodworking bench (although I have done that many a time)…
And so we walk into what has lovingly become known as the ‘English garden’, a small corner in our ‘yard’ that features a hedgerow and other traditionally English plants. Nestled in amongst the growth is our garden bench. And what is a garden without a bench?!
In this article I’ll be showing you how to turn the wooden head and foot boards of an old double bed frame into a charming garden bench.
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I was recently commissioned to create a podium that could be used by a company’s staff who ranged in height from 5’ to over 6’ so rather than making it a fixed height with an accompanying stool for the shorter staff members, I wanted to make this easily adjustable.
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.
Make a small Heirloom jewellery box from cherry with a single drawer, drop in tray, hinged lid and secret compartment.
Start with two pieces of contrasting wood, I am using some very old wormy maple and a piece of equally old walnut.