• Bench at Brecon Mountain Centre with Spike Milligan quote
    Bench at Brecon Mountain Centre with Spike Milligan quote
    "But what was rain after all? Just a dry day with water"
    V incised painted lettering. Quote used by kind permission of Spike Milligan productions Ltd.
  • dafydd_maerdy
    Dafydd Drops a Goal “Just then, time it stood still On the side of that hill On a field meant for dreams and for heroes ” Phillip Edwards Maerdy Community Primary School
  • curved_bench_maerdy
    Curved bench, Maerdy Community Primary School
  • fire_pit_sirhowy
    Fire pit and site specific benches at Sirhowy Woodlands.
  • main_seating
    Seating and play area Sirhowy Woodlands
  • did_you_ever_bench
    Oak garden bench with lettering carved in a '60s style to match the Lovin' Spoonful song title "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind"
  • leave_some_for_tomorrow
    Commemorative bench for Petar Milic whose favourite saying was "Leave some for tomorrow"
  • dovetail_joint
    Dovetail joint detail
  • the_studio
    Front and rear views of "The Studio" 2.6m high with 250mm high letters.
    “Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other was the left, but he never could remember how to begin”

  • the_studio_s
    Detail of "S" laid out and carved to follow grain direction of knot
  • my_love
    From the poem "My Love is Lost" by Judy Garland. Hand carved and painted "V" incised lettering in Yew approx. 9' (2700m) tall. "For 'twas not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. 'Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul." " My Love is Lost" Judy Garland.
  • my_love_detail
    Detail of "My Love is Lost"
  • garden
    Front and rear views of "Garden"(Clementhorpe, GAT) fumed Oak 2.4 mts long with 280mm letters. "this fallen branch has rotted white as flower" by kind permission of John Martone
  • reflection
    This was carved from two consecutive wayney Oak boards that had split during seasoning. I wanted to salvage the boards so eased them apart, lightly cleaned the edges and jointed them together with opposing sections taken from the outside of the board. 2.5m tall with 110mm high lettering.
  • alphbet
    "V" incised and painted alphabet hand carved in reclaimed mahogany 21" x 10".
  • typograpy_in_wood2
    "Typography In Wood" Reclaimed Mahogany panel 1200mm x 370mm. Lettering 90mm high with 130mm "T"
  • binky
    "Binky" Deaths' horse from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Hand carved in fumed oak by Mike Davies. 720 x 260 overall with 230 capital
  • come_unto_me
    Incised lettering for kitchen entrance in fumed Oak board. 1.1m x 160mm "Come unto me all ye that labourer in the stomach and I will restore you"
  • choping_board_happiest_time
    Carved edges on chopping board
  • y_gegin
    Y Gegin "The Kitchen" carved panel in Oak.
  • walnut_celtic_knot
    Celtic knotwork 20" x 5" hand carved in Walnut
  • edwards_no1
    No1 Edwards, carved in reclaimed Mahogany
  • druidstone
    "Druidstone" House name in reclaimed Oak
  • the_coach_house
    "The Coach House" House sign in quarter sawn Oak
  • hockey_96
    Hockey 96
  • lock_cottage
    "Lock Cottage" House sign in quarter sawn reclaimed oak
  • orchard_house
    "Orchard House" House sign in reclaimed Oak
  • yew_tree_house
    Yew Tree House, V incised in Oak. Signboard 1270mm x 185mm lettering 100mm and 70mm high. The style of lettering used is Clementhorpe Regular from Greater Albion Typefounders kindly supplied by the font designer and artist Paul Lloyd.
  • dovetail_detail
    Dovetail Joint
Bench at Brecon Mountain Centre with Spike Milligan quote
"But what was rain after all? Just a dry day with water"
V incised painted lettering. Quote used by kind permission of Spike Milligan productions Ltd.
Bench at Brecon Mountain Centre with Spike Milligan quote
  • Slate "v" incised and gilded
  • Hand carved Forest of Dean sandstone
    "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
    Forest of Dean sandstone.
  • Namaste "V" incised and gilded slate, hand carved by Mike Davies
    Namaste "V" incised and gilded slate
  • A journey of a thousand miles starts beneath one's feet. Forest of Dean Sandstone
    Forest of Dean Sandstone
  • "A weed is but an unloved flower " Forest of Dean Sandstone
    Forest of Dean Sandstone
  • "The journey is the reward." hand carved by Mike Davies in Forest of Dean Sandstone
    "The Journey is the reward" one face of wedding stone Forest of Dean Sandstone
  • ashleigh_and_tom
    Wedding stone, carved on the opposite face of "The journey"
  • Slate house sign "v" incised and gilded.
    Slate "v" incised and gilded
  • "What we think we become" Buddha. Forest of Dean Sandstone
    Forest of Dean Sandstone.
  • "An obstacle may be either a stepping stone or a stumbliing block"
    Sanstone boulder
  • "A weed is but anloved flower" Sanstone boulder
    Sanstone boulder
  • "We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses" Sanstone boulder "v" incised and painted
    Sanstone boulder
  • latin
    Sandstone, text taken from Trajan's Column
  • "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are headed." Forest of Dean Sandstone
    Forest of Dean Sandstone
  • House number "V" incised and gilded slate
    "V" incised and gilded slate
  • House number "V" incised and painted slate
    "V" incised and painted slate
Slate "v" incised and gilded

 

 

 

 

 

  • 0024
    Art deco chest of draws with bookmatched walnut veneers before restoration
  • 0021
    Art deco chest of draws with bookmatched walnut veneers after restoration
  • Maskreys-teak-dining-table-before-repolishing
    Maskreys Teak dining table after twenty five years of use.
  • Maskreys-teak-dining-table-after-repolishing
    Yes, this is the same Maskreys table after hand striping and repolishing (with sunlight reflecting on the top)
  • water_mark_table-top
    This dining table top had a leaky vase left on the top resulting in the white mark. Fortunately I was able to remove the mark without striping and repolishing the top.
  • water_mark_table-top_removed
    The same area of the table after the mark was removed. The whole top was then cleaned and waxed.
  • cloverleaf table b
    Oak cloverleaf shaped occasional table before restoration
  • cloverleaf table a
    Oak cloverleaf shaped occasional table after restoration
  • mah chest b
    Mahogany chest of drawers before restoration
  • mah chest a
    This chest had sustained a great deal of water damage and had to be completely striped and repolished. The top had also split which was a major repair in itself. Apologies for the dust marks on the photograph
  • mah dl table b
    Mahogany draw leaf table before restoration
  • mah dl table a
    This Mahogany table was in very poor condition and needed to be completely stripped and repolished.
  • mah towel rail b
    Painted Mahogany towel rail
  • mah towel rail a1
    Painted Mahogany towel rail
  • oak cod b
    Oak chest of drawers before restoration

  • oak cod a
    Originally bought from the "Co-op" in northern England. This shows what can be done with discoloured mass produced furniture. Although mass produced the chest was solid oak throughout and had machine cut dovetails on the draws

  • oak glazed top bookcase b
  • oak glazed top bookcase b1
  • oak glazed top bookcase f
  • oak mirrorback base b
    Oak mirror back sideboard base before restoration
  • oak mirrorback bits b
    Oak mirror back sideboard base before restoration
  • oak mirrorback f
    Oak mirror back sideboard after restoration
  • sec bokkcase b top
    Secretaire bookcase before restoration
  • sec bookcase b4
    Secretaire bookcase before restoration
  • sec bookcase b2
    Secretaire bookcase before restoration
  • sec bookcase f3
    Secretaire bookcase after restoration
  • sec bookcase f2
    Secretaire bookcase after restoration
  • sec bookcase a1
    Walnut secretaire bookcase. The base had been used in a kitchen for food storage and also as a work surface. The top had been consigned to a damp out building where the back and glazing bars had rotted. The glazing bars were not replaced due to cost
  • sw dt b
    Satin Walnut dressing chest before restoration
  • sw dt a
    Satin Walnut dressing chest after restoration
  • walnut base 1 b
    Walnut base before restoration
  • walnt base 1 f
    Walnut base after restoration
Art deco chest of draws with bookmatched walnut veneers before restoration
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