09
Oct 11

Wild Wood Windows

This is a structural bay frame window we made last month. It’s made from softwood with a sapele hardwood cill. Isn’t it pretty…and this is before the painting has been finished


20
Apr 11

TV Unit and Bookshelf

Both stylish and functional, this piece provides both storage and a lovely place to display a flat screen TV, your favourite books and ornaments.

A unit like this could be created in different wood and finishes to suit your existing home decor.

 


08
Apr 11

Silhouette Chair

We’ve noticed a few designers have incorporated a silhouette style in their pieces recently. Bryce and Kerry Moore say they developed Context Furniture based on inspiration from both the modernism movement and arts and crafts style. A hardwood stripe is incorporated in every piece, reinforcing the marriage of craft with graphic, industrial with natural, mass production with hand craftsmanship.

 


29
Mar 11

Oak Tree Radiator Cover, Storage and Bench

This piece is fantastic – a radiator cover which also offers storage and a warm bench. Brilliant!

Currently being sold on Bouf, they say…”The design allows for cool air to be drawn in under and around the baskets and then the warm air is circulated around the room through the holes in the back rest. The front panel is hinged so that access can be gained easily to the radiator.”

 


17
Mar 11

Staircase Art

These beautiful stairs were designed by Alex Haw – an architect and artist at Atmos Studios.

Alex says…”The stair is a continuation and intensification of the simple graphic skirting board lines that trace their way through the house. As they turn the corner into the stair void, they expand like a genie released from a lamp.”

 


06
Mar 11

Gorgeous Gate

A wooden gate for your garden or drive way can provide a pretty entrance to your home, as well and improving security and privacy.

This chestnut gate featured on Bouf.com…”aims at not only performing a practical function, it is eye catching and tactile, designed specifically for its intended environment. The chestnut has been split to follow the natural grain of the timber. The hinges and latch are hand forged, complimenting the organic form of the wood.”

 


27
Feb 11

Tone is Important and Beautiful

Both of these beautifully designed pieces of furniture are Leif Designpark designs.

The Tone Cabinet is made of American black walnut, American cherry and chestnut. Stunning.

The Tone Kids Chair and Table have been “specially designed to give kids a natural and positive surrounding by utilizing solid timber and environmentally friendly materials for that unmistakable sense of touch.”

 


20
Feb 11

Space Saving Stairs

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) in New York incorporated this staircase with clever built-in draws as part of their East Village Studio project. These stairs /chest of draws lead up to the bed – genius!

“Economy, functionality and privacy were the primary drivers in the design of this sixth floor home office studio. Meticulously detailed millwork provides ample storage, making this small-footprint apartment extremely efficient.”

 


13
Feb 11

Top of The Toy Chests

When searching for ideas to inspire us to craft a toy box to hold our baby’s ever mounting toy collection, we found this beautifully handmade oak toy chest / blanket box…

The online shop Bouf says…”Ideal to keep all toys, shoes and clutter out of sight. This oak toy box has been built to last and will be passed from generation to generation. Solid oak frame construction with visible joint detail on legs adding visual interest. Oak veneer panels inset to the solid oak frame. The perfect wedding or christening present!”

 


06
Feb 11

In the Spirit of Valentine’s Day, this is a Seriously Romantic Gift

The ultimate Saint Valentine’s Day gift for an oak lover ;o)

The online shop Bouf says…”A sculptural loveseat suitable for outdoors in solid English Oak…Each piece is massive, enduring and solid as a rock, and there is a tenderness and grace of line that fills it with life. The fantastic rotational symmetry makes it a vibrant abstract sculpture; careful consideration of the human form makes it a comfortable, functional seat.”  The Times – Rob Cassy (author of Garden UK)