Gallery

Please see the slideshow, below, for examples of furniture I have designed and other work I have previously completed:

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While I prefer to work with locally-grown, native hardwoods, I am also prepared to work with sustainable timber imported from North America and across Europe, as well as softwoods and manufactured boards (plywood, veneered MDF) as this can help to reduce material costs.

21 thoughts on “Gallery

    1. Hi Larry,

      Thanks for this and all your recent comments. Although I don’t have a lot of time to respond to comments or read other blogs (it takes long enough to write each post! :-)), I do appreciate the time that you (and others) have taken to look around.

      Olly.

  1. Hi Olly,
    I nice selection of pieces, I really like the flip top dinning table with the internal curves on the legs.
    Very nice work.
    What are you working on at the moment?

    1. Hi Aidan,

      Thanks for your comment and also, for subscribing to my blog.

      That table has just appeared in the latest issue of British Woodworking magazine, just in case you’re interested.

      At the moment, I’m making an octagonal fruit bowl (anything to avoid using the lathe! ;-)) in ash and walnut. Shouldn’t take too long. It’s a shame I don’t have much else on at the moment.

      Really impressed with the quality of work on your website. Are you busy throughout most of the year?

      Olly.

  2. Hi Olly, May i ask how long did the magazine rack take you to complete? Would you ever consider selling designs? Very nice blog. Appreciate the time you took to write and post the slideshow!

    1. Hi and thanks for your comment.

      I think the first one took about two days plus finishing time. I had to try to work out how to cut some of the angles and joints. After that, I was able to produce another one in less than a day (without polishing) but still, I can’t imagine it’s something the average person would expect to pay more than even £50 for, if that much! The true price would be closer to £150, I think…

      Last year, I did try selling a few pieces (not including this rack) at a couple of local exhibitions but, I didn’t have much luck. I’ve never found it easy selling my work or myself. People like what I can do but, even where I can justify a price, it’s far more than they would like to pay. I couldn’t afford to get involved with those exhibitions again this year but, with any luck, I’ll be back again with something new in 2012! 😉 Actually, that rack didn’t feature as an article in British Woodworking magazine either last year or the year before so, I got a little something back for my efforts! 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my site.

  3. Well, i am not sure where you are but we have a showroom in Radlett and we always try and help local carpenters, artists and other people with interesting things to sell. We like items with a story behind them, locally made and not just china made imports which is what the majority of stuff on sale seems to be today. If you are ever near us, feel free to pop in and we can either display some of your items for commission. Just a thought. You have our email address. Regards, Teak Creations.

    1. Thank you for the offer. I’m just south of Bristol so, a good two-to-three hours away, unfortunately. Your sentiment is very much appreciated, all the same.

      I can’t think of any makers I know of in the Hertfordshire area otherwise, I would spread the word.

      Olly.

  4. Olly o seu trabalho e muito bom, sou do brasil, Franca São Paulo e encontrei você atraves de Mr. Wendel ontaro Canada…..obs como eu amo a Internet …….Wagner

  5. I love the chest and think they are a great challenge, and always a great hit with any one who doesn’t own one! (I spend ages finding the right hinges)!

  6. I just viewed your youtube video, the toilet roll holder. You are a craftsman! I was just wondering the second hole in the side, is that there for astecis?

    1. Hi Neil and thank you!

      Yes, the smaller holes are purely for aesthetics. I was hoping I’d be able to ‘watch’ the top edge of the toilet roll ‘disappear’ as it unwinds but I didn’t quite position it in the right place.

  7. Olly:
    Would you be willing to share plans of your draw-leaf table? I would like to make one for my kitchen table to be small enough to play cards and yet expandable to seat six.

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