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Driveway Gates in Southampton

A single driveway gate with an entrance door fitted in the middle. These gates are heavy so a jockey wheel has been fitted to take the stress off the hinges thus ensuring that the gate will not drop over time….

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Bookcase using Southern Yellow Pine

This bookcase made for a job in Southampton, manufactured from Southern Yellow Pine, was made in three sections and assembled on site. The bookcase strips you can see enable you to maximise the storage capacity of the case. The shelves…

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Replacement of timber components to a floating pontoon

This particular pontoon situated on the upper reaches of the river Itchen required the complete replacement of all timber components. This pontoon is a floating pontoon  often referred to as a trot when sited in the middle of the river…

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A purpose built wardrobe in Southampton

This particular wardrobe was purpose built to fit between a return in the bedroom and the bedroom door, narrower than usual finishing at 700mm wide from floor to ceiling with a four door configuration, this makes best use of the…

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Fitting a newel post and stair components

The original Newel Post was cut off many years ago, a common practice, often to make it easier to get large items of furniture upstairs. The problem with this particular ‘stub’ was that it had been cut at 45 degrees…

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Traditional Carpentry: Corbel Carving

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Porch replacement

The replacement of two posts to a porch showing the proping up of the canopy during relacement and the use of Hardwood pegs to prevent slip of the joint.

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Choosing between Hardwood and Softwood

I am often asked what’s the difference between Hardwood and Softwood and will Hardwood last longer? The first part of that question is fairly straight forward to answer; Hardwood is timber from broad-leaved usually deciduous trees, that is, a tree that looses…

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Buying Timber

When you go to a timber merchant to buy your timber, please bear in mind that each merchant may be using different suppliers, so what’s available in one may not be available in another. Also, each can have a distinctive…

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Repairs to a Porch in Southampton

This image shows the repair and replacement of the bottom portion of a supporting post to a porch. The method used is a 45 degree scarf with a timber key machined through to prevent slip of the joint in years…

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