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This is the timber framed  building which is the background for the website from a different angle.

The rafters shown were double glazed and the building became a large kitchen, en suite bathroom and utility room.

All was then clad in European oak. A bit of a carpenters dream job to be honest

A very contemporary wardrobe made to a customer's design (well a design found on the internet), in MDF. MDF (medium density fibreboard) has quite a bad name but it is stable, it does not split or crack and it takes a good paint finish.

This wardrobe is 2.4m wide and houses shelves, drawers and hanging space.

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One of the problems in having a builder or "Jack of all trades" to fit a kitchen can be that they are no at all keen on the finishing or fiddly jobs.

This is a boiler cupboard in MDF  with pipe boxing behind. The door can be completely removed for servicing and panels can be removed to access valves etc.

A small bookcase with cupboard below. The cupboard houses the gas and electricity meters; the gas main runs up the inside of the bookcase (hidden) into the ceiling.

This piece was made to mirror another on the other side of a fireplace and was made to  dimensions to house the clients record collection

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I usually make bookcases with adjustable shelves which sit on hidden nibs.

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A bookcase in 18mm & 25mm MDF. I like to keep the bays to  a maximum of 600mm to avoid the shelves bowing.

In the past I have also made this model with cupboards in the lower section. Another option is down lighting with 6mm toughened glass shelves for display. I like to leave a shadow gap between the top of a piece and the ceiling, this draws the eye away from any ceiling deviations.

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The bar of "The Vine and Spice" Indian restaurant in Long Wittenham which I designed, manufactured and fitted as part of a year long project management.

All in American white oak as is the floor, doors and all other joinery which as the only carpenter on site I fitted. 

Battening down roofing fabric on a loft extension in Wotton near Abingdon some ten years ago.

 

A three month job which provided three large bedrooms and a family bathroom  

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I made this double skinned and filled with insulation, the knots were sealed with shellac and the door was sprayed in white primer ready for an undercoat and top coat of the clients choice. 

A bespoke stable door for a Shepheard's hut.

 

I was asked to replace the existing door to this hut, unfortunately it was an odd size, in addition to this "off the shelf" stable doors usually only open inwards & are single skinned. 

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As you can see from this close up of handrail / newel post the rail is in oak which will be a striking contrast when the spindles and bottom rail are painted satin white.

I have always thought that one of the most cost effective ways of modernising a room and bringing in more light is to refurbish the stair case. On this project I removed the original 1950's plasterboard stair edge and replaced with new newel posts, botom rail hand rail and softwood spindles.

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