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Luxurious Shagreen

Shagreen is a material that's been used for centuries but is still very much in favour with the ......

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Poetry in Wood Pt 1

Carpentry was a highly respected activity among the artisan class of ancient China. Carpentry tradit......

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Grinding profiles and bevels on moulding plane irons

I know I’ve written about this subject in the magazine before and I’ve used the technique several ti......

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What the Greeks and Romans did for us

Neoclassical design is an interpretation, an homage if you like, of designs, structures, motifs and ......

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Art Deco at its best

Just off a south-east London street stands one of the most important examples of Art Deco style in t......

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20 Minutes with Omar Angel Perez

In Omar Angel perez's opinion, the colour, texture and even the smell of exotic woods is intrins......

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Feature Mondays - 20 Minutes with Ben King

Brighton-based bespoke furniture maker Ben King prefers to use English wood from local sustainable s......

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Feature Mondays - Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

I get asked to judge a lot of competitions each year and it's a hugely rewarding and often humbl......

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Classic Desk

Desks and writing tables are among my favourite pieces to make. They give scope for individuality of......

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Hand Veneering

Applying veneers by hand without the need for a veneer press is an ancient tried and tested techniqu......

 

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