Footstool Finishing

Footstool repaired

Over the last few weeks I put the footstool back together. After a good amount of sanding, I used oak coloured wax to stain the wood for the new side panels. The PVA/sawdust filler did not take this stain so

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Footstool Revisited

Footstool Revisited

Back in 2016 I made a footstool from some reclaimed parts. Unfortunately it got broken relatively quickly and my wife complained that the underlay I’d used instead of foam was uncomfortable. So it got relegated to the back of the

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Carley Ferrara Iron Mountain Forge

Carley Ferrara Iron Mountain Forge

Carley Fererra is a talented furniture designer, metal artist and blacksmith. She owns and runs Iron Mountain Forge where she and her team make unique and bespoke items from metal, wood and glass. Workshopshed: Hey Carley, thanks for agreeing to

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3D Printer Case

3D Printer Case

Until now my 3D printer has been living in it’s box in the corner of the kitchen. Which means it can only be used when the kitchen is not in use, when the noise won’t disturb anyone and when there’s

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A handmade footstool

A handmade footstool

A few years ago my daughter inherited a “big bed” from her Great Aunt and we set it up in her room. Last year she told us that she did not like the big bars over the ends so as

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Footstool Repair / Upgrade

Footstool Repair / Upgrade

“Can you put some new wheels on our footstool, the existing ones have broken” I was asked. “Sure” I said. Given that the existing wheels had broken off I knew that I’d need to add some re-enforcement as well as

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Furniture upcycling

Furniture upcycling

When we moved into the current house we bought some very cheap pine furniture to tide us over. The wardrobes did not last long with the doors warping so that they did not close properly so we replaced those with

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