Thursday 16 April 2015

Oak Headboard

Finished an oak headboard for a customer this week. It was a joint project with the customer working with me - not something I normally do but it worked well. 
 We machined the wood from some oak (which we originally thought was pear before we started planing it) that was cut on his land about 15 years ago then stored under cover all that time. 
 It was some knotty stuff but with some lovely figure in some of the wood. When coming up with ideas on what would make an interesting headboard he suggested angled boards laid horizontally and it was a short step to decide to do them vertically with varying angles. 
 The construction was fairly simple as we mounted it all on a sheet of MDF, this gave us a great expanse of surface area.

 Once it was all glued it was trimmed for lengh and a frame added. I don't think I'd attempt this type of construction if I wasn't 100% sure about the moisure of the wood. hopefully there should be no movement from it. 

The head board is tilted back at about 17 degrees
I need to take some better pictures but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out in the end. Something a little bit different but still looks great. 

Saturday 4 April 2015

Repairing Rotten Timbers On A Porch

I completed some repair work to a porch for a customer the other day. The porch had gone rotten in the usual places and wood worm on on the fascia board also needed attention.
The corner post had rotted through on the bottom
The gutter had been leaking on the corner and had rotted out the end of the fascia board

Wood worm on this piece was quite bad and needed splicing

I cut the bad wood from the this piece and then sanded back all the fascia so I could treat it all for woodworm before making my reapairs.

The bottom of the door frames also needed splicing

A new piece spliced in 

All treated and primed ready for the next coat of paint

New corner post and cover strips
 Not a glamorous job but I was pleased with the results and so long as the porch has a proper coat of paint it should last for many years to come.
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