Elm side table
Oak angel chair
Tiger oak coffee table
The base for this started as a solid log. After a bit of work with the chainsaw it was hollowed and then left to season. Two years later it was fully seasoned and given its final shaping. Originally it was supposed to have a rippled sycamore top but once this was glued up and placed on the base it did not look right. A search of the timber store revealed a nice bit of rippled olive ash which fits the piece nicely.
The ash chair was the first of this style that I made. The shape of the back is suggestive of a shell or wing edge. A lot of care was taken to ensure that the dark streak in the back flowed though into the seat cleanly.
The angel chair came about when a stack of very split oak boards were being sorted through. It happened that two consecutive boards ended up next to each other like an open book and between the splits the shape appeared.
Walnut and oak leaf table
Yew and ash leaf table
Under side of these tables
I have made several of these leaf tables. Each one is slightly different.
This elm cabinet was made primarily because I bought the handles from a local blacksmith and needed something to use them on. It then became a piece upon which different techniques were tried. Having made wooden hinges for boxes in the past they were scaled up and used here to form the main feature of the outside.
Once the doors are open the sculpted door front is revealed.
Rippled ash chair
I spotted the back for this chair at a local wood fair. The dark heart originally caught my eye but then the ripple became evident. The seat mirrors the pattern on the back and has been shaped like a traditional windsor chair. The back had a natural curve in it that was accentuated to make it more comfortable.
This small elm side table was a really nice piece to make. It has a simple construction but the areas of burr really lift it.
First tiger oak coffee table
The first of these tiger oak tables was a commission. After a brief chat with the client it became apparent that they wanted a rustic look but still with a nice smooth finish. The dead knot holes add so much interest to the legs, while the top retains a natural edge.
The next one develops the style by thickening the legs which removes the need for a cross brace. This gives the piece a better flow.