This page displays items of furniture that I’ve designed and made for recent exhibitions and currently available to purchase either from my home studio/workshop or from high quality art and craft galleries. I also produce bespoke pieces to commission and the items shown below can be made to order in different sizes and timbers to suit your personal requirements. Page updated on 5/8/19.
A pair of parallelogram shaped tables in solid European Oak with hand cut oblique dovetail joints. Both tables have been finished with a liming oil to keep the oak from darkening too much. Dove-table no. 90 and 91. These pieces are both currently for sale in ‘Artifex Gallery’, The Mitchell Centre, Weeford Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6NA.
The asymmetrical shaped Dove-table shown above is a ‘classic’ of its type. It is made out of solid European Oak and features standard (90 degree) and oblique hand cut dovetails to the top with an angled chamfer to the curved front edge. There is a carved motif to the side panel. Length 40cm (16″), Width 27cm (11″), Height 40cm (16″). Dove-table No. 89. This table has recently been sold but others can be made to order with or without the carving.
The Dove-table above is of a symmetrical design with a fixed shelf under the top for magazine/book storage. It is made out of solid N. American Cherry and features hand cut ‘oblique’ dovetails to the top with chamfers to the underside front edges. Length 46cm (18″), Width 32cm (12.5″), Height 40cm (16″). Dove-table No. 81. Currently for sale directly from my studio at £280.
A console Dove-table with three graduated stepped drawers (designed in order to expose the front dovetails on the right side of each drawer). It is made out of solid N. American Cherry with contrasting solid Maple drawer fronts and features traditional 90 degree and oblique hand cut dovetail joints to the top with an angled chamfer to the curved front edge as per the ‘classic’. The drawers are also traditionally made (also using solid cherry sides and bottoms) with hand cut dovetails – pulled open via a finger gap behind the bottom edge of each drawer. Length 60cm (24″), Width 32cm (12.5″), Height 70cm (27.5″). Dove-table No. 86. £795
The Dove-table above is of a symmetrical design with 3 decorative wedged dovetailed ‘cleats’ to the top – a traditional joint for table tops. It is made from solid European Oak with hand cut oblique dovetail joints at each end. There are chamfers on the underside of each curved top edge. Length 100cm (39″), Width 50cm (20″), Height 40cm (16″). Dove-table No 87. This piece has been sold in ‘Artifex Gallery’, Weeford Road, The Mitchell Centre, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6NA.
A parallelogram Dove-table. Made from solid European Oak (with a water based varnish finish making it paler than the usual oil finish) with oblique hand cut dovetails to give it a quirky appearance. Length 50cm (20″), Width 30cm (12″), Height 40cm (16″). Dove-table No. 65. This item has been sold but similar ones can be made to order.
A long symmetrical Dove-table designed for LED TV and audio equipment with one adjustable shelf (extra shelves are optional). Made in solid European Oak with oblique hand cut dovetails to joint the top to the legs. The front of the shelf has a concave curve in contrast to the convex top edge curve, both with chamfers on the underside. Length 105cm (41.5″), Width 39cm (15.5″), Height 38cm (15.5″). Dove-table No. 82. This piece has recently been sold – but can be made to order to any given size.
This Dove-table is a variation of the ‘classic’ seen at top of the page. It is made out of solid European Oak and features hand cut dovetails to the asymmetric shaped top. It also has angled chamfers to the top edges and upright edges. Length 50cm (20″), Width 29cm (11.5″), Height 30cm (12″). Dove-table No. 69. This table has been sold, but similar ones can be made to order.
A dovetailed storage chest with ‘wave’ detail to the base. This piece is made in solid quarter sawn English Oak and has the beautiful ‘figured’ grain that makes this wood so appealing. Featuring graduated hand cut dovetails on both long sides. Length 55cm (22″), Width 33cm (13″), Height 28cm (11″). Priced at £595.
All the ‘Dove-tables’ shown above have been numbered (consecutive) and stamped with my makers name (the latter as per all my furniture produced from the mid 1980’s onwards – seen in the picture above). The sizes given are approximate. Each piece of furniture is normally sealed for long lasting protection using several coats of ‘Liberon’ finishing oil and finally given a polished sheen using bees wax. Other finishes and stains are available. Replicas can be made to different sizes to suit customers requirements. Our electricity is u.k.supplied by Good Energy – all the power tools used to create these pieces used 100% renewable electricity – goodenergy.co.uk.
Payments for he above furniture (apart from those currently for sale in the aforementioned galleries) can be made by cheque (sent in advance of collection/delivery) or cash on collection/delivery. Payments can also be made via BACS or by using PayPal. For the latter, send an email that includes the name and description of the piece you wish to purchase (including the unique Dove-table number if applicable) along with the listed price to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org – a PayPal invoice will then be sent to your email address with debit/credit card payment options (or make a payment through your own PayPal account).
Deliveries of furniture from my workshop in the UK start at £30 per item (outside a 30 mile radius of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK).
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