Builds

Gin glass caddy

Not content with making things for everyone but myself, this gin glass caddy was the culmination of all the lessons learned from all the gifts I built for Christmas. Made from Oak, and finished...

Mini milk bottle caddy

As part of my 2019 Christmas gift build-a-thon, this caddy was made with my seven-year-old niece in mind. The bottles, which I found in a bargain store, were the inspiration for the project, although...

Drink flights, paddles, and caddies

Inspired by a trip to the Aphrodite’s Rock Brewing Company while on holiday in Cyprus, I decided to make a selection of drink paddles as Christmas gifts for my friends. Because most of the...

Bunny Bottle Opener

What could be a better gift for a friend that loves both rabbits and alcohol? I found the opener on Amazon, and knew I wanted to put it on a nicely finished oak board...

Plywood sleigh to display Christmas gifts

Commissioned by a friend who was inspired by a desktop ornament, this is a simple build designed display Christmas gifts. I designed the entire process from scratch, making things up as I went along,...

Jack-o-lanterns

Built with sale on Etsy in mind, these were batched out in a single day using reclaimed pallet wood. The finish was achieved using a blowtorch to scorch the surface, then stained using a...

Outdoor Dining Table

We’ve got a pergola at the end of our garden that was crying out for a table and chairs. Using the Shanty 2 Chic build as a basis, this was constructed out of nothing...

Harmony Garden Bench

The second build from The Weekend Woodworker, this is conceived to be a thing of beauty from the outset, enabling the learning woodworker to realise that you can create things of beauty with even...