This section shows projects that are totally unique. The majority of the work I do is bespoke, that is to say specific to the clients needs, but the following projects needed a certain amount of lateral thinking to achieve the desired results.
Project 1 - To make internal window shutters for arched windows. The shutter needed to keep out all light when closed, but not obstruct light coming in when open. Fitting hinged doors into deep arches is always problematic because the centre of the door will always be taller than the space that it opens into. Making the shutters in four hinged sections meant the top could be lowered to allow the shutter to sit snugly against the side of the alcove.
Project 2 - To form a doorway with storage above. The client wanted a door between the kitchen and the hall. The connecting corridor was only a couple of steps long, which was the ideal depth for a built-in cupboard in the space above the door.
Project 3 - To construct a book-press to the design supplied. A friend took up bookbinding and needed a clamp to keep the book steady while she worked on it.
Project 4 - To construct and fit solid oak kitchen worktops. The clients wanted worktops which would be appropriate for the kitchen in their country cottage. They very much wanted them made of oak, but did not like the factory-made block style worktops which are available. So, I supplied European oak boards, and used my trusty biscuit jointer to join them together to form the necessary widths. I also routed-out some tapered drainer grooves adjacent to the sink.
Here's how the worktops looked during fitting:
And here's the kitchen after the clients tiled the walls, painted the cupboards and oiled the worktops: