Tom Paton (39)

Two more boxes

A couple of small boxes made while experimenting with a grooving plane and mitre saw. The first box was framed with reclaimed hardwood from a patio umbrella.  Pine panels were bevelled and "lacquered" with an India ink and shellac mix. The second box was…

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Shoe rack

Pine shelves, posts and feet from some interestingly figured wood salvaged from a bed head.  Don't have a "before" photo but I didn't expect much before it was cleaned up!  Finished with linseed oil and beeswax polish.

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Shelf

An "expansion" shelf for our mantle to provide more space for photo frames & knickknacks. Made from a bunch of smaller reclaimed outdoor furniture pieces, resawn and nailed to a pine frame. Frame was "lacquered" with shellac coloured with India ink. Halving joints on…

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Bedside table

Small bedside table from reclaimed merbau from outdoor furniture.  Wedged through-tenons and finished with shellac. These pieces were all curved, which made figuring out the mortise & tenon angles a bit tricky, however the result is surprisingly square and symmetrical! Top frame pieces -…

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Dinosaur Step (2014)

A dinosaur themed kitchen helper step for our toddler(s).  19mm marine-ply, cut with a jigsaw, shaped with rasps.  Painted and finished with polyurethane.  Still in daily use!

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