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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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Inspired by the Orient

I'm intrigued by the idea of subtracting from an inspiration or material to add to the sum of it......

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Poetry in Wood Pt 2

My appreciation of Chinese furniture and the West's fascination with it continues with an invest......

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Antiques For The Future

From the end of May to the end of June a rather unique exhibition of contemporary furniture took pla......

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Betty Joel - From Arts and Crafts to Modernism

The glamour of the 1930s may have been generated by Hollywood's silver screen, but it was brough......

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Feature Mondays - 20 Minutes with JT Interiors Furniture

The business is JT Interiors Furniture, which Justin Twort owns and the furniture is made exclusivel......

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The Art of Decoupage

More than just a 1960s fad, decoupage has been around for hundreds of years and enjoys periodic revi......

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Feature Mondays - Louis XIV ormolu-mounted ebony, fruitwood and marquetry commode

This fantastic Louis XIV ormolu-mounted ebony (Diospyros spp.), fruitwood and marquetry commode feat......

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Rosewood Table

A few years ago whilst visiting a timber yard in the north of England to get some oak, I also bought......

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Understanding Japanese waterstones

Now we come to the thorny subject of sharpening. I am going to tell you how I use Japanese waterston......

 

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