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Cabinet Garden Woodworking

Pottery Store – part 3

I’ve been talking about a Pottery Store cupboard I made over the summer. This store is to house the tools of the trade of resident artist, MakeWalkRead. In Part 1 I covered the basic design and measurements. In Part 2 I constructed the frame and shelves and then clad the sides and roof with featherboard. […]

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Cabinet Garden Woodworking

Pottery Store – part 2

I’m building a cupboard that will go outside and provide a store for the pottery and craft tools and supplies used by my wonderful wife, MakeWalkRead. I spent the previous post designing, measuring, sketching, and deliberating. Now it’s time to get out the saws, screwdrivers and hammers. Before I can assemble the frame, I need […]

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Cabinet Garden Woodworking

Pottery Store

We have a potter in our midst… My wonderful wife, MakeWalkRead, is building up quite a reputation as an expert wrangler of clay. The house and garden are steadily filling up with nice pieces, and her Folksy Shop sees brisk business. However this does mean the dining room spends most of its time under a […]

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DIY Garden House Technique Woodworking

My First Year

I began this blog a year ago. Happy Birthday Messing About With Wood! On the 29th December 2019 I signed up to WordPress, with the idea of documenting my efforts with chisels, saws and drills. I didn’t really have any intention for the blog. It would be little more than a personal record, I could […]

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DIY House

The Chap’s Room – part 2

So there I was, knocking down a fitted wardrobe to make the Chap’s bedroom bigger. In the previous post, I got as far as removing the back wall of the fitted wardrobe, which left a hole between the two bedrooms where the wardrobe doors used to be. Now I need to re-use the removed breeze […]

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DIY House

The Chap’s Room

Small children grow up, and as they do, they occupy more and more space. We are lucky to have a good sized house, though sometimes it has felt that the space available hasn’t been put to the best use. A case in point was the design of the middle bedroom, and the inclusion of fitted […]

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DIY Technique

Paper Stars

Right. It’s Christmas. Time for some decorations… I’m going to step away from wood and play with paper this time. You know how people like to make paper snowflakes? They fold up a piece of paper a few times, attack it with scissors, and come up with an 8-pointed thing that looks wrong? #Snowfake! Sometimes […]

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Cabinet Garden Table Woodworking

Cold Frame – part 3

The Cold Frame is coming together. I have the window frames for the top, and base and legs for the bottom. Now I need to build the middle. The size of the frame’s box is set by the size of the window frames, and the angle at which these will sit. It’s time to get […]

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Garden Table Woodworking

Cold Frame – part 2

So, I was working an a new cold frame, made out of the old cold frame, which was made out of an old shed. In the previous post I made a plan, then measured and cut lengths of wood for some new window frames. Now to get out the router. I need to give the […]

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Garden Woodworking

Cold Frame

There is something very satisfying in salvaging wood, and seeing it go into new things. As I was saying in the previous post, in 2006 I tried to move a shed from outside our kitchen to a new location at the bottom of the garden. We were working on remodelling our kitchen, which included adding […]