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Recycled Wood Bench

This bench was made from recycled roof joist that had been removed when constructing a loft conversion. The client wanted to add a place to sit near the window as one of his friends had sat on the radiator and broken it.

By |2019-01-07T09:54:54+00:00October 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fence in North Finchley

For this fence we ventured out of Walthamstow for a change. If you are planning on doing a new fence consider doing it properly with concrete posts and gravel boards. you won't have to touch it for at least 10 years and when you do you will only have to replace a panel at [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:54+00:00August 28th, 2017|Fencing, Garden Jobs|0 Comments

How to Make a Lego Wooden Train

This morning my son said to me, "why can't my Lego fit on my train track"? He wouldn't settle for "it just can't it's Lego". So I checked online and as far as I could see they don't sell Lego wooden trains that will fit the standard wooden or Brio train track. He [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:54+00:00May 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Wall of Shelves

A wall of shelves was needed by this household to accommodate their many books, the TV and to contain a few more bits in some cupboards below. All this needed to be achieved whilst being space saving and to make as much use of a single wall as possible. This particular time the [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:54+00:00March 8th, 2017|Carpentry|0 Comments

Hallway Shoe Rack

This shoe rack was made to clean up this vast array of shoes that was previously on some random unfitted shoe racks. Having the rack fitted and painted looks much more part of the house and helped keep the hallway nice and tidy.

By |2019-01-07T09:54:55+00:00March 8th, 2017|Carpentry, Painting|0 Comments

Painting a Front Door

This week I painted this front door in Walthamstow in a beautiful British Racing Green. Not much else you can say about painting a front door but I will bring to your attention that whilst I was waiting for the paint to dry inbetween coats I got many other jobs done too. A [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:55+00:00March 8th, 2017|Painting|0 Comments

Painting a Hallway

This hallway was painted in beautiful and bold Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue. It definitely tested out my cutting in skills with all that dark blue against the white but looked great when it was done! Loving all these bold colours i'm getting requested to paint around Walthamstow at the mo! [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:55+00:00January 27th, 2017|Painting|0 Comments

Floor Sanding and Varnishing

This week we sanded and varnished this through-lounge and hallway. First all of the old varnish and dirt was removed with a very rough grit sandpaper. The floor was then flattened with a medium grit an d then all the gaps were filled with a mixture of resin and sawdust. A final smoothing [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:55+00:00December 11th, 2016|Floor Sanding|0 Comments

Open wardrobe and shelves

This open wardrobe was designed to provide extra storage space with very limited space available. The client didn't want any opening doors due to there only being enough room to squeeze past in front of the bed. The 4 chests of drawers were already there so we just needed to arrange something to [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:54:55+00:00December 11th, 2016|Carpentry, Painting|0 Comments