I am happy to accept commissions for production work of all types, and I specialise in short run bespoke work. This includes furniture components and architectural items together with restoration projects.
Below are a few photos of recent work.
Tudor and Listed Building Restoration
I have been privileged to work for the National Trust on restoration projects locally and also further afield. I enjoy the art of working to an architects drawing as well as creating work based off archive material and once a project is complete it is a very satisfying feeling to see my work blend in and match with an existing piece of construction.
The ability to work on such projects is a rare skill and I am proud of the work I have done in Chester and at Tatton, and my clients have also been very pleased with the final results.
This finial measures approx 700mm high by 300mm square and has been carved largely out of a single piece of oak. I made it for a restoration project on an old “black and white” building in Chester.
Kitchen Table and Kitchen Components
I spend a great deal of my time making kitchen components of all kinds, turned cabinet & Drawer knobs,decorative coving & skirting blocks, finials and columns as well as turned table legs and pedestals. I also make dining and kitchen tables such as this one pictured.
My work has been used in a number of prominent buildings around the North West and if you are looking for a quality wood turner that can meet your requirements please get in touch to discuss your project.
Kiln Dried Oak is a favoured material in all kinds of Ecclessiastical Projects, balusters & Newell Posts, altar rails, panelling, pulpits and fonts. It is a material I am very familiar with.
If you have church antiques or reclaimed wooden furniture parts or pieces that you would like reproduced in a choice of wood then get in touch for a chat and a quotation.
The image here is is from an oak restoration project for a church in Altrincham in Cheshire.
Bespoke Conservatory Finials Wilmslow
After appearing in a show garden at RHS Tatton my work has garnered some interest from garden designers, landscape architects and private clients who wish to use wood in their designs for the outside space.
The image is of a pair of laminated Obeche wooden bespoke finials approx 300mm dia, commissioned for a conservatory in Wilmslow.
If you have plans for big garden statues, columns or decorative screens and structures in any kind of wood, then together we can create something spectacular.
Contact me to check my availability and to further discuss your ideas.
The Newell Posts and Stair Ballusters pictured here were for a restoration and modernisation project at an old hall in Staffordshire. As you can see the wooden staircase was a particularly heavy structure.
These Newell posts were made to match existing pieces in the Gardeners Cottage Tea Room at Tatton Hall during the recent restoration.
These beautifully designed columns and drop finials were for a hand built kitchen made in solid wood by a local cabinet maker.
This Gallows Bracket was made to match up to existing houses in a very well maintained terrace in South Manchester
This spindle design is based upon the wrought iron stair ballusters in an old Manchester building currently undergoing renovation and conversion to a hotel and offices. It was made as a prototype for the contractors and is currently awaiting English Heritage approval.