Thursday, 6 March 2014

Back to the workshop

After a couple of weeks laying floors, I am back in the workshop this week, making chests of drawers.
Laying floors can be quite tricky and time consuming. If only every room was square! This was quite a fiddly job with lots of doorways and tight corners. But it is nice to look back on totally changed rooms.
This week the brief is for a pair of chests with three drawers on the top, two in the middle and one big one along the bottom. They are to be made of oak, with the internal structures of soft wood.
It is nice to have a client who knows exactly what they want. A collection of photos from magazines or taken on a phone. A paint sample or a piece of favorite furniture, all added together make designing much easier than an idea in someone's head that I cannot see. Sometimes it can be a bit like Chinese whispers trying to understand exactly what the client wants, and sometimes I have to do a little of what I think is right, to make it work. But it is good when you do a drawing and they say "that's it"!


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