I have recently started a kitchen and dining room commission for an old manse house in Fife. The kitchen is being built from solid oak with a fumed (darker) finish, with glass sliding doors, concealed appliances and slate worktops. Although I often produce hand drawings, I have used 3D modelling software here to assist with the design process and it has proven extremely useful for layout and scale decisions. The image above is a view from the dining room into the kitchen and although some of the colours and textures are not perfect it has helped the clients to get a better feel for what the kitchen could look like. Further tweaks are likely and I will post more as the work progresses. I should probably put some handles on the doors for a start!
While waiting on the materials and timber for my next kitchen commission, I am giving my work horse a bit of a spruce up. The van is a 1978 Renault Estafette imported from the South of France and has proved itself very useful over the last year particularly for restoration work. However as you can see from the photos, it was not the prettiest of vehicles on the road and my children have reminded me of this at every opportunity.
This has been my first vehicle respray and unfortunately I have had to do this all outside because of its size which has made for some additional challenges not faced in the spray booth, like trying to land paint on the surface evenly in a 15 mph wind with only 6 hours until the next forecast rain shower and with weather 10 degrees below the recommended application temperature.
Despite this, it is beginning to take shape and assuming I can remember where everything goes it should be out of my workshop just in time for the arrival of 2.5 tonnes of timber.