A Dockside Cabin

A chance conversation about replacing a half size gyspy caravan led to us designing and building this Dockside Cabin at Canary Wharf, West India Quay. The Customer Skuna Boats who operate the UKs first floating Hot Tubs and Barbeque Boats wanted a modern stylish space in which they could greet customers. The Planners wanted something very traditional in keeping with the location and Heritage of the Area.

The final design is the product of several months discussions, during which time the scheme changed radically. The original carriage lost its the wheels turning it from a carriage to a cabin. When fully fitted it will incorporate a Bar, An Ice Cream Counter, and a Lounge Area. All within a very compact 3.5 x 4.5mts.

On the outside it is a traditional Dockside cabin with black corrugated Iron Sides with a curved roof, and porthole windows. On the inside however its bright and airy, with a modern trendy design reflecting the company and its customers.

From start to finish the project took six weeks with three weeks in the workshop making the roof beams, doors with portholes and porthole shutters. This was followed by three assembly weeks on site. In addition to the structure we have also made a copper pipe chandelier and illuminated mirror.

We have now been commissioned to create a very modern Bar and Ice Cream Counter so watch this space

Arts and Crafts Style Sideboard

A chance meeting with an old friend led to me being commissioned to make an Arts and Crafts Style Sideboard from Solid Oak.

The customer had been searching for several years for a sideboard to match a piece he had purchased from another maker alas no longer with us, so he wanted to match the style, and as important it had to fit a particular space in his house.

Over a period of time with an exchange of drawings and pictures the final design was arrived at, and a space found in the diary.

As can be seen from the photos I started with 26 planks of solid Norfolk Oak supplied by my local forester which had to be milled to size, and jointed to create the board sizes I needed, which then over a period of 3 weeks was transformed into the finished piece. Even the handles were made in the workshop.

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