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    Floating Alcove Shelves

    Fitted some solid pine floating alcove shelving, now it just needs to be painted! A simple but clean look created by the absence of visible supports.

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    Kitchen drawers

    Here’s a recent small project to make bespoke oak kitchen drawers to fit a slightly awkward space at the back of a deep kitchen counter. The drawers fully extend over the counter, or can be pulled out, making it a more useable storage space.

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    Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Doors

    A client in Winchester asked if we could make some new doors to replace the damaged and difficult to use drawers that were there, and match the rest of their oak kitchen. Solid oak, tongue and groove doors were made to fit, creating cupboard space as seen in the photo, rather than large drawers.  

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    Hand cut dovetails.

    Just finished a dovetail box – lots of working with hand tools for this small piece, for the jointing and the name carving in the lid, so it was a nice and peaceful in the workshop!    

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    The Making of Publow Church Furniture.

    We had the great privilege of working for Publow All Saints’ Church in Pensford. The brief was to design and make a secondary alter for their ‘Lady Chapel’, as well as a fitted cabinet for an existing arched hole in the wall and a large fitted sideboard for another area in the church. We decided…

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    Dining table extension

    I made these beech table leaves for a couple who had bought an extending table with no existing inserts. Somewhere between a repair and and a build project! Instead of matching the existing limed oak table, we decided to go for a different hardwood for contrast. The table now extends from a small 6 seater…

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    Dining set restoration.

    Just finished work on a nice restoration job of a pine dining table and ash chairs. Breathing some new life in to much loved old furniture. They were looking pretty worn and a lot of the joints on the chairs had failed. The whole dining set was repaired and refinished. The two arm chairs also…

  • Arbor Furniture Makers

    New facebook page is now up – updates on work and photos posted there if you want to check them out. Link is below!   Our Facebook Page

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  • Best Tips for a Successful Magazine

    Good ideas don’t require proper planning or schedule; nor do they benefit from exhaustingly long meetings and conversations with management. They emerge from experiments, from playing around with things that you care about, things to which you have an emotional attachment. And quite often they need a creative chaotic environment to flourish and grow. However,…