Commissions

If you are interested in contacting me to discuss a commission, I would be very happy to talk about your ideas thoughts and requirements.
You may have a strong idea or need guidance when deciding what you want to commission. For the customer it is a fully inclusive process.
Making a new piece of furniture is as much an exciting and absorbing process for me, as it will be for you. Above all my main consideration are your requirements and needs......the sketch-pad is yours!

Previous commissions. Furnished Black Medicine Cafe, Marchmont Road, Edinburgh and part of its sister cafe in North Bridge Road.
Many domestic commissions including, Kitchens, Dining Tables and Chairs, Benches (indoor and outdoor), Staircase and Bookcases not forgetting the Stilt House at Dodmill near Lauder.

This bookshelf was commissioned for a client/friend I had previously made a kitchen. The Oak for this project was from a log that had lain for many years before being planked. Knobbly and knurly features on the woods edge were revealed as I worked the wood; Under closer observation bird and fantasy creatures were revealed. The quality of the cupboard started to take on an enchanting feel....the cupboard added to the hidden depth of the piece.

The oiling process (6 coats of oil, and re-sanding between each coat) is an exciting experience. The features and depth of the of the grain in the wood are transformed by the oiling...contrasts in the tone of the wood and graining are all revealed. The honesty of the wood is exposed.

Working on this commission was  really enjoyable because of the particular challenges I faced. What a joy. Click on Facebook link on this site to see larger pictures of work.


The Heart Door commission was for a box maker friend in the Borders. Made from Heart of Oak from a supplier in South West Scotland.

The challenge was to integrate a relatively free form design into a conventional square setting, which I felt was accomplished. The Medullary Rays and other grain features enhanced the impact and beauty of the doors. Click on Facebook link on this site to see larger pictures of work.


A current commission in progress are shelves. Inspired by Yew Moon (see woodwork page). A visit to the clients home and discussion about the shelves we evolved a sweeping almost wave like design...quite difficult to describe....so pictures will follow shortly! Check back soon for progress with the shelves.