Designs for our latest kitchen commission for a cottage in East Lothian are complete and construction is well underway. This is a kitchen with a mixture of painted and oiled oak designed to fit in a newly refurbished light and airy room.
Just finished the initial design work on this set of bunk beds. Looking forward to seeing these develop in the workshop over the next wee while.
A sneak preview of some bedroom furniture leaving the workshop this week. Better images to follow.
If you happen to be passing a magazine stand, do pick up a copy of this month's Good Homes. We have the kitchen above in an article on pages 141 - 146. More detail on this kitchen here.
We have just completed this wine cellar for a client in East Lothian. Made from solid oak it holds 600 bottles with racking of various sizes to suit the client's current and future collection. I'll be heading back there in the new year to see it fully stocked so will post more photos then. I am just trying to work out if I can justify installing one of these in our own house. Surely everyone should have a wine cellar!
Here are a few photographs of cabinetry work we have carried out for Humbie Hub over the last year, installing the post office and cafe counters as well as the display cabinets and storage. The Hub, as its name suggests, has become a real focal point for the village and surrounding area and is attracting people from far and wide. I only wish it had been there when I lived in the village 15 years ago! Business has been good for them and they are now looking for additional display cabinets for local pottery and craft work. If you've not already been there for lunch or just a coffee and cake then please do, it is well worth the trip.
An ongoing piece of work for Glenkinchie Distillery, making use of pear trees that were taken down as part of landscaping works in their grounds. So far we have used the thinnest branches to make wooden coasters and whisky miniature holders for sale in the gift shop, and we have the rest of the timber drying off in a stack for future projects. Several pairs of sturdy gloves and some finger prints were lost in the sanding of these. Michael is still locked out of his phone!
We've just finished installing an off-the-shelf kitchen for a client in Edinburgh who was looking to enhance the standard cabinets with solid elm worktops, shelving and other details. Inspired by the finger or box joints commonly used in Scandinavian drawers, the worktop and haffets were completed with oversized finger joints adding visual interest to both top and side surfaces. It took four of us an hour to lift the completed worktop sections up four flights of stairs. I think they would look equally nice in balsa wood.
A newly completed kitchen for clients in Milngavie who were looking for a traditional shaker style kitchen of solid oak with a refitted pantry in an adjacent space. More photos to follow soon on the Kitchen page.
£1,700 And Rising
We all had a fantastic time at the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon last weekend and managed to finish 7th in 9hrs 33mins, which of course now means Innes wants to return to win it. Not sure how many more years my knees will take that kind of punishment though!
I am approaching £1,700 raised for Mary's Meals and Mercy Corps, so thanks very much to everyone who has already very generously donated to these charities. There was a lot more interest at the event and I was asked to hold off doing the draw to allow more donations to come in this week. So the draw will now be held on Monday 21st July to allow a final few raffle tickets to be sold.
Good luck to those with tickets!