Vintage Outboard Motor Stand

I was asked by a customer of mine if I could make a stand for his Fathers vintage Outboard motor which has great sentimental value to the family.

I mounted it on a heavy slab of rustic english oak and built an A frame out of oak with traditional halving joints and dowels, then attached the clamp from the outboard onto the frame.

The Oak was finished with a wax and the whole stand with the Outboard looks great and works really well as an unusual way to display a treasured piece of memorabilia.

 

Chopping Boards

I have a new range of Chopping Boards on my website, with Christmas coming up these are always popular.

The Oak I use to make these Chopping boards is sustainably grown in Scotland.

Finished with a food safe Chestnut oil and made with a handle that you can hang the boards up with, they make a useful gift for someone who loves to cook or bake.

I have a ever changing selection of gifts and furniture available in my showroom / shop which is located off the Test way footpath in Dunbridge,  Hampshire,  from Door Stops to Dining tables to Chest Boxes, my workshop is next door to the shop so you are welcome to pop over and see what I’m up to.

Chalk Cottage,

Barley Hill,

Dunbridge.  SO510LF.

 

 

Rustic Oak Coffee Table

This Rustic Oak Coffee Table is my all time favourite piece of furniture that I've ever made!Rustic Oak Coffee table

The absolutely huge slab of Oak was on a marina in Hayling island, Hampshire for decades, being battered by the elements it has the most incredible patina and colour.

We managed to buy it off the owner and using a forklift truck to move it got in the van to take it to safety!

After leaving it to dry during the summer we then had it milled in half thickness wise as it was just too heavy to move, a day spent scraping the old mud and decay off exposed the most beautiful textured surface and stunning patterns in the grain.

It has been estimated that the tree would've been 400 yrs old, It's been standing on the boat yard for up to 50 years.

I made a base for it using reclaimed Chestnut beams, the Coffee table is a triangular shape and I wanted the legs to splay out at two angles which was hugely time consuming and tricky, but it looks fantastic!

The Oak coffee table has a solid oak shelf underneath to hide magazine's and newspapers, and finished in a natural wax to nourish and enhance this ancient old timber, this is the ultimate statement piece of furniture and whoever gets to own it will be very lucky indeed!

It'll be available on my website soon, If you would like to come and view it please get in touch.

Rustic Oak Coffee Table

Driftwood style Coffee Table

Driftwood style Coffee Table

We had a great day at Stockbridge Town Hall last Sunday, I had only finished this Driftwood style Coffee Table the night before and it didn't hang around for long!

It was a total statement piece that was also a labour of love!

Spending a whole day getting the texture right then 2 days playing with the colour wash to create this Sunbleached effect, and then fitting the weathered Oak legs and sealing finish to protect it from spills etc, it was an experiment that turned out with a stunning result.

We are back at Stockbridge Town Hall on Sunday 25th July,  please pop in if you would like to have a chat about a commission piece,  or to look at our stock, alternatively we have a showroom in Dunbridge with everything on display,  just give us a quick call or text to make sure we are there.

Driftwood style coffee table