An introduction
This collection features all my hand made projects made from wood, at least for now. I've always had an interest in making things and being self-sustaining. One of my boyhood dreams was to invent things so this has been a fun outlet for me.

Background to these projects
In 2013 I bought an Opinel knife - a simple folding knife produced since the 1890's in France by a family-owned company. I would sit in the yard whittling twigs and branches while enjoying a cup of tea and one day had the idea of whittling a spoon as a gift for my wife Liz as we were due to move into our new apartment. With each fine shave from the block of beechwood I could see the spoon take shape. I was hooked and wondered what else I could make?

I was excited by the possibilities to to fill our home with our own creations and next decided to create a bench I could use while learning to play the keyboard. While my attempts to play the keyboard were an utter failure, I was thrilled with this simple bench assembled all by hand tools.

Over the next 12 months I completed the set of furniture pieces and learnt a whole lot about tools, techniques and myself in the process. I'm most proud of our coffee table, 4 weeks of tough labour using all hand tools.

The principles I've tried to work to on these projects:
  • Keep it simple
  • Minimise the tools required to do the job
  • Use hand tools as much as possible
  • Maximise use of space and functionality
  • Reduce wastage
  • Don't be afraid to improvise along the way
  • Add my own signature style
  • Have fun while making!
Carved Wooden SpoonWooden MalletCoffee Table CartEntertainment UnitHandbag HookBOT (Before Our Time) | Wax Tablet and StylusBench Press Shoe RackUpcycled Expandable Book ShelfWine Rack + Book Shelf