Category Archives: carpentry

the kitchen

the kitchen is the hub of our home, it always has been, and no doubt always will be. I’m sure it’s that way with a lot of people. As such, it’s construction deserved due consideration, thought and work. Back in … Continue reading

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wooden flooring

i cut a fair number of trees for flooring boards enough for 150 square meters of flooring, but, in the end, not all the wooden flooring came from the forest some of it came straight from the mill. by the … Continue reading

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stairs

this morning as i was stirring the tea in the teapot, in my peripheral vision the dog on the floor appeared to be moving backwards and forwards, only when i racked my vision to the dog it stopped moving. because … Continue reading

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windows

sometimes, it can take what seems like forever to write something, or do something for that mater, sometimes the words just don’t appear, and then sometimes they do, sometimes out of other people’s mouths, and about things other than what … Continue reading

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a different kind of spirit level

To gauge by hand and eye is perhaps the pinnacle of craftsmanship. To reach a level of ability where you no longer have to measure everything with a rule, but can by your own good judgement achieve a sense of … Continue reading

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frame of reference

in case you were wondering why its been taking me so long over the last year to get on with my own build, its because i’ve been elsewhere half the time, moonlighting on another job. i’ve hand built a timber … Continue reading

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