We are loving getting out for some walks and seeing all the spring flowers around the place. (Photo: Halswell Quarry Spring Blossoms). This Spring newsletter is a snapshot of mostly recent projects. Hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to.
CREATIVITY: if you can dream it, we can make it
Jo wanted an old library file turned into this hall table.
This tiny scale model was made by Alastair. While in Christchurch one day, he dropped in looking for a dining table that was 'different.' He spotted Paul's walnut pyramid side table (that was in the last newsletter). Inspired, he went home and made the model, and then asked Paul to make the life-size version in black.
Lori wanted two church pews made into a corner seat.
Ollie asked us to make a Macrocarpa table and paint it a 'woodsman' brown colour and then add resin to the crevices.
SUSTAINABILITY: Saving the planet, one project at a time!
Alistair's table had been sitting outside for some time, in pieces. He wanted it rebuilt and restored with a natural top and dark stained legs.
Angela wanted some storage drawers and shelves made for the empty space underneath the stairs.
Sue wanted to give her antique sewing table a new lease of life.
Anna wanted her Indian hardwood table and chairs, stripped, refinished and stained, as her family were moving into a new home.
QUALITY: Built to last, handcrafted with
old fashioned charm
Linda wanted a brand new recycled Rimu wardobe that needed to be kit-set in order to be able to get it into their home.
Susan wanted a coffee table that would display and protect a beautiful piece of embroidery that she had made.
David bought timber back from the islands when he moved back here and had it made into this dining table.
Nick asked us to make possibly the longest table we have made. It measures 2.5 metre long and then opens out to 5 metres.
CONNECTION: Bringing people together
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Garry's clock was passed down through his mother's side of the family. It was built by Gary's mother's father who was a clockmaker. One day in 1957, when Garry was seven years old, the clock arrived on his family's doorstep. It had been sent down to him from his grandparents who lived in Palmerston North. The clock is now over 100 years old.
Derek had this plaque made for his son who was awarded this sword in the army.
Our daughter Sarah (16) was wanting more storage in her room so she designed and made this walnut and ash double bed base that would allow her to put four large storage boxes underneath.
A growing trend in playing board games has led to us making a number of games tables now and each of them has been unique. Devlin wanted a curved edge table. The game can be left set up and resumed at a later time, When the lid is placed on top, dining can continue.
(Photo taken at Riccarton Bush.) The Kahikatea Tree is the tallest native tree in New Zealand, has the heaviest of all the seed crops (more than 130 kilos per tree), has the longest surface roots (more than 15 metres in Riccarton Bush), and are the oldest living trees in Christchurch (300-600 years old)
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