Well seasoned timber makes such a difference to the process of timber conversion and furniture construction. The Pippy oak I bought from English Woodland Tiimber in April has been in my workshop for two weeks so it was time to start skimming the boards and prepping for the drawers I need to make for the desk commission. The timber is resawn for book-matched drawer bottoms and is stable and ready to joint.
I went back to take photographs of the #walnut & #steel #drinkscabinet this week. It was looking great in the full sun of the English heatwave
The Foal Desk in walnut. The large desktop sits lightly on the galloping frame, the horse conceit working perfectly in this horsey home. The desk has been installed in the customer's country home garden room in sight of the stables.
The development and making of the Foal desk has been in many ways the perfect project. The customer contacted me regarding a previous piece, a narrow refectory table I made three years ago called 'Foal.' The customer wanted a desk along the same lines; he particularly liked the shape and gait of the legs, which are reminiscent of motorway footbridges but also the legs of a horse.
His enthusiasm for the design consultation process, timber selection and functional details was as motivating as it was facilitating. And his whole hearted and responsive communication made this project a joy to work on. I so glad that he is happy with the work and feels that his own contribution was essential to the projects success.
The new #FoakDesk is finished and installed in the garden room of a customer's country home. The large desktop sits lightly on the galloping frame, the horse conceit working perfectly in this horsey home.
Thanks to Rhiannon and Dominique @artisanalchemy in #jewelleryquarter @BirminghamJQ for helping in with my heavy pieces of furniture this morning. The chair, bookcase and drinks cabinet are placed just perfectly in the gallery.
Its time for the timber for the 'Foal' writing desk top to be laid out and agonised over for a week. 12 boards have been narrowed down to 8 but what order should they be jointed together?
More lovely #walnut for new 'Foal' desk