Cigar Box Guitar
This was made from an old packing box, some mahogony and some flooring pine that I spent AGES cutting in half so it would be thin enough for the soundboard. I was really pleased with it - especially the neck.)
Cigar Box Guitar
Cigar Box Guitar Headstock
I made this for my mother and father in law a couple of years ago. Actually it was for their cat to shelter in when she was left outside after a house move. Astro turf on the top, and a roof that can be propped up horizontally if it gets hot.
This was my second project with recycled timber. I cut pallets into strips and then glued them together using ratcheting luggage straps.
Shaker Style Linen Box
Very similar to my other chests but smaller.
Shaker Style Toybox/Chest
The panels in this box were bits of tongue and groove that a friend had removed from his house.
Dog House Coffee Table
This was based on a toy chest it was making a lot of a few years back. A lady asked me if I could make a chest with access for her two dachsunds that she could also use as a coffee table. She sent me a photo of the dogs in it and they looked so sweet!
Made from a pallet top (the rest of it wasn't good enough to use) and other bits of pallet wood. With several coats of acrylic varnish.
Pallet Coffee Table
This was a pallet that was surprisingly usuable. Sanded and varnished with castors. two of them had brakes, just in case the table went to a house on a hill.....
Rocking Hammock Deckchairs
My bestsellers! A friend asked me if I could repair two of his deckchairs and I copied the designs. Sometimes I can make them out of oak if I have any, or garden decking (sturdy) or just pine. Sometimes I make small ones as well for small people, as you can see. They are very comfortable and the fabric we use is recycled too (thanks to my wife)
Stained chest - not a coffin
One of the first things I made: I had loads of wood but couldn't think of what to do with it.
If the arms of this are arranged differently, it does turn into a Christmas Tree. Honest. It does look good when all the tealights are lit though
Guitar Shaped Coffee Table
OK so I had a thing about guitars at the time.
Guitar Coffee Table detail
The wood here was stained and then sanded. then varnished with about four coats of polyeurathane varnish.