Over the many years that I have been working in carpentry & joinery I have often been asked to help out with art projects, this has ranged from building frames for painters, light-boxes for photographers and even large scale installations, theatre sets and props for film and television. I have added a couple of photographs here of some custom built shelves I recently built for ceramics artist Matt Smith http://mattjsmith.com/ his work is amazing and I expect this may be the only time my work gets into the Saatchi Gallery. Photos by Cristina Schek.
It was a surprise for me to be asked to supply 5 traditional English sash windows for a project in Helsingoer (Elsinore) Denmark.
The clients had taken on a very ambitious project to restore a large building, at the time a redundant shop and transform it into a cafe and guesthouse.
My role was to build and supply a row of sash windows, the aim to replace the modern style shop window with something more in keeping with the architectural heritage of the property.
It was great to be involved in such an “interesting project”. My role began with drawing up plans for the clients, architect and planning dept. and ended when I handed over a very large packing crate filled with the new windows to the international shipping company here.
IÂ have included a few photographs of the work in progress, and a couple of the finished project pinched from their website http://kyhnsgaestehus.dk
The photographs here show another example of a fitted bookcase for clients in Hove.
The construction is from white laminated board with an oak frame. The bookcase is built in 2 sections, one with deep shelves for vinyl records, and a second with shallower shelving for books.
If you have had a chance to browse the website, you may have noticed that bookcases have increasingly become a main focus of my work. More recently I have developed 2 designs which have proven popular with my clients and can be adapted in terms of size and layout to suit any situation.
The first photograph shows shelving from textured white laminate board with a solid oak edge. Further photos here show library shelving from an oak veneered board with solid oak edging.