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Bookshelf DIY House Woodworking

The Kitchen – part 5

The kitchen now works as a kitchen again… Almost. I have been telling the story of how we took the opportunity presented by a boiler and water cylinder failure and transformed a somewhat dark and crowded room into a lighter, open and more spacious creative area. How I ran some remedial repairs, drew up a […]

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DIY House

The Kitchen – part 4

Onwards. Dave the Builder has been busy. I’ve been writing about the destruction and rebuild of our kitchen. In Part 1 I described how the room looked when I bought the house. Part 2 outlined the plans I had to rebuild. In Part 3 we began to knock holes in walls and move things around. […]

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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

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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House Technique Woodworking

Scroll Saw

What to do when you’re given a new toy to play with… Father-in-Law has a well-stocked workshop. He keeps his kit in excellent working order, and continues to look for ever better tools to work with. This means that every now and then, he has spares that are otherwise redundant. Would I like any of […]

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Cabinet Woodworking

Laundry

A couple of years ago we got a new cat. He was a smashing, lively cat, whose arrival immediately set a timer on the demise of our wicker laundry basket. His claws needed maintenance, and that was his preferred means of manicure (caticure?) I had only a limited time to build a slightly less easily […]

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Bookshelf Woodworking

Where to begin – part 3

No job is ever finished. I began this blog with the story of how I created a set of bookshelves to go in our end room. The shelves filled up a third of a wall, between a new wood stove and the back door. I didn’t think it would be wise building anything around or […]