Monday, 2 February 2015

Round the Fire

Hearth of the home.

I thought I would take a look at tidying up a fire place. It is very easy to have logs in a basket, but why not make a feature and build in a log store with a cupboard for paper, kindling etc? It keeps everything tidy.
The owner wanted the television at eye level and the cupboard in oak to match the oak floor, which incidentally I laid 10 years ago.
 He also wanted an oak mantelpiece. This could have been done in many different ways, but having a floating shelf brings the whole room bang up to date, leaving clean lines, so the area does not look cluttered. The stove is quite contemporary, but having a wood burner and using traditional materials such as oak and stone, makes a contemporary statement fit into a 100 year old home.  
The stone for the fire place came from DT Stone.
 Many thanks to Nickingamellsphotography.co.uk for taking this lovely shot.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A home office for all that clutter

This is an oak office, with a oak work surface tough enough to withstand the rigours of every day life.
Finished in sealer and wax which can easily be re finished. This is plain and simple, no frills, which matches the cottage it is in. Optional extras could include various storage systems and lighting, with added touches such as pull out laptop tables etc.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Out in the Sun


Last summer I had the chance to come out of the work shop for a few weeks and create some lovely garden rooms. This one is an adult chill out zone, big enough for a full size double sofa bed for when unexpected guests make an appearance.