Bathroom

We had designed a pretty cool bathroom with lovely tiles and a big shower.  However, it was basically a white box and needed some touches to make it interesting.  There was a lot of upcycling involved. First to come was a nautical rope to surround the mirror.  Which went nicely with an antique ships wheelContinue reading “Bathroom”

Packing crate garden cushion storage

A problem that has taken longer to resolve— than it should of.  We have a swinging chair, I could not find a store large enough to take the cushions.  I was in oxford wood recycling and saw a packing crate for £25.  It was cool, and just fitted in our VW van.  Once home, itContinue reading “Packing crate garden cushion storage”

Fruit tree log arch

Every now and then I have a rash idea. This log fruit tree arch was one. The wood was left over from when I cleared the area, I didn’t follow any great plan. As a good boy scout, I knew how to lash and proceeded to lash to sides together. It had a middle andContinue reading “Fruit tree log arch”

Round garden table

I really like these cable reels and could make endless things from them. On this occasion I sourced one from Oxford Wood Recycling along with an old fence post and some scaffolding planks. I cut the planks to size to make the leg supports, the fence post was the one leg and screwed into place. Continue reading “Round garden table”

Utility room dresser

This was a big job. We have a utility room and it had a lot of dead space with a drain box, freezer, radiator and window.  You couldn’t buy something to fit – the only solution was to make something bespoke! Just so happens I know a man who likes making things! There was aContinue reading “Utility room dresser”

Socket protector wooden box

We are expecting our first baby in a couple of months.  As you would expect from a house full of homemade things, my wife and my mother, have concerns about babies crawling around.  One passing comment from my wife were the multitap adaptors used for TV, lights etc. that we seem to have in nearlyContinue reading “Socket protector wooden box”