Archive for December, 2008

Timber framed cottage – Bathroom

December 10, 2008

We were asked to make a frame to support a freestanding bath, and a washstand, in a style to complement the timber frame of our client’s country cottage.

Bathroom washstand

Bathroom washstand

Joint detail on washstand

Joint detail on washstand

Stand to support freestanding bath

Stand to support freestanding bath

Timber framed cottage – kitchen

December 10, 2008

Our client wanted kitchen and bathroom furniture to complement the timber frame of his country cottage. We made freestanding kitchen cabinets, shelf brackets and a stand for the sink.  

Kitchen cabinet - freestanding

Kitchen cabinet - freestanding

  

We carved decorative borders on the drawers and a decorative motif on each shelf bracket.  

Decorative chip carving

Decorative chip carving

  

Carved shelf support for kitchen shelves

Carved shelf support for kitchen shelves

  

Carved handles

Carved handles

  

Carved detail was worked on the handles to add the finishing touch.  

Freestanding sink

Freestanding sink

  

See this furniture in situ in May 2010’s issue of Period Living magazine here

Letter Carving

December 9, 2008
Leaf Litter by David Morley

Leaf Litter by David Morley

The words of poet David Morley were carved into recycled timber by David Mawdsley, as part of the collaborative installation at the Slow Art Trail in Strid Wood on the Bolton Abbey Estate.

Letter shapes by David Mawdsley

Letter shapes by David Mawdsley

Slow Art Trail – Strid Wood Bolton Abbey Estate

December 9, 2008

David was commissioned by Chrysalis Arts of Gargrave to carve the words of poet David Morley whose work was featured in the Slow Art Trail at Strid Wood on the Bolton Abbey Estate in September and October.

Wood Grain and Red Clay

Wood Grain and Red Clay

This is one of forty posts which were erected alongside the pathway by the hide in Strid Wood.

Bird Hide in Strid Wood

Bird Hide in Strid Wood

Strid Wood pathway

Strid Wood pathway

Entwine Table

December 9, 2008
Entwined twixt twig and twine

Entwined twixt twig and twine

David carved the work of calligrapher Richard Crookes into the top of this console table. Inlaid cherry represents the ‘twig’ and Stephanie’s stitched hemp cord represents the ‘twine’.

Entwine Console Table

Entwine Console Table

This collaboration was exhibited at the Creative Networks event at Leeds College of Art and Design.

You can commission David, Stephanie and Richard to make a truly unique piece of furniture.

Garden room

December 9, 2008
Moulding on cabinet to match fireplace surround

Moulding on cabinet to match fireplace surround

A pair of cabinets made in oak and stone to complement our client’s garden room: the moulding on the top of the cabinets is shaped to match the fireplace surround and the stone matches the stone floor. The cabinets were designed to house hi-fi equipment and vinyl record collection. Glass shelves completed the display section.

Oak and stone cabinet

Oak and stone cabinet

Apartment Bedroom

December 1, 2008
Country House master bedroom

Country House master bedroom

Our client moved into his new apartment in a renovated Regency country house and commissioned us to make wardrobes and bedside cupboards for the master bedroom.  These wardrobes had to match the proportions of the room with its high ceiling and architectural detail.  Our client chose sycamore and bird’s eye maple to maintain the light airy atmosphere in this room.  The wardrobes contain short and long hanging, shelves and pull-out shoe racks.

Country House apartment fitted wardrobes

Country House apartment fitted wardrobes

Bird's Eye Maple Handles

Bird's Eye Maple Handles

Entrance Hall Furniture

December 1, 2008

Our clients presented a sketch of their idea for entrance hall furniture for their Victorian house, and this formed the starting point of our design.  They are an active family needing somewhere to store coats, hats, gloves, scarves, walking sticks and umbrellas.  They also needed space left in the entrance hall for their golf clubs.  They wanted design and manufacture only and wanted it supplied as a kit so that they could collect and fit the furniture themselves.

Entrance Hall Furniture

Entrance Hall Furniture