From my workshop

Some original pieces to my own design; some commissions; and yet others that are sometimes blatantly inspired (read "copied") from other stuff I've seen on the internet.
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A hand-cut three-way joint in Stinkwood (with lots of hyphens).

A hand-cut three-way joint in Stinkwood (with lots of hyphens).

"Thorn" side table with balau legs and stinkwood interlocking crossbraces

"Thorn" side table with balau legs and stinkwood interlocking crossbraces

A small side table of Zimbabwean teak on the workbench.

A small side table of Zimbabwean teak on the workbench.

Assymetric side-table with ash legs and a hickory top.

Assymetric side-table with ash legs and a hickory top.

A tree bookcase for Zonnebloem School, Cape Town.

There's a local school for the disadvantaged that has just been sponsored a library - some companies and many members of the community put in time or money. I don't know if they've had one before - the school dates from 1881 - but it's certainly t.

An ash wedge to securely lock a doweled joint.

An ash wedge to securely lock a doweled joint.

Handmade bed in solid ash.

The frame is ash, and is built around the existing slats of a friend's old bed. I wasn't sure how much material would be removed in shaping so, stupidly, I started with rough, undimensioned timber. What hell.

A hand-painted kitchenette recently done for an Airbnb in Constantia.

A hand-painted kitchenette recently done for an Airbnb in Constantia.

Add some beading, do a great paint job, and it could be a whole different piece.

Add some beading, do a great paint job, and it could be a whole different piece.

Balau (Lauan) table leg treated with ferrous oxide to blacken it.

Balau (Lauan) table leg treated with ferrous oxide to blacken it.

Three hand-cut through mortise-and-tenon joints in African mahogany.

Three hand-cut through mortise-and-tenon joints in African mahogany.

Bonsai or orchid stand in African mahogany.

Post with 44 votes and 8590 views. A bonsai or orchid display.

A wedged mortise-and-tenon joint in ash and oak.

A wedged mortise-and-tenon joint in ash and oak.

A big lump of wormy wood, a little ash and oak ... have a seat

A big lump of wormy wood, a little ash and oak . have a seat

Another busy day in the workshop.

Another busy day in the workshop.

Woodworking is really not much more than making boxes in every form.

Woodworking is really not much more than making boxes in every form.

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