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An oak-framed headboard

Back in autumn 2017 I made a cover for a padded headboard my mother had made long ago in an upholstery class, and then fixed it to the wall in our spare bedroom. But it was rather narrow for a … Continue reading

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The finishing touch

After making the cushions for our new window seat earlier this year, I was left with a small amount of fabric left. There was a rectangle of the striped linen union and a couple of small triangles of green velvet … Continue reading

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Bending wet wood

My experiments with bending strips of oak continue. A friend-of-a-friend who is a guitar luthier was kind enough to give me some advice over the phone, based on his experience of bending veneers around the body of a guitar. But … Continue reading

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Experimenting with steam bending

After falling in love with a virtual coat stand made from oak and copper, I’ve been having fun steam bending wood. It turned out to be a lot more straightforward than I’d expected. This is the result of my first … Continue reading

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Wooden pipe collars

The thing I am most pleased with from last week’s crafting and DIY efforts is a simple piece of woodwork that has finished off our new oak floor. With help from my dear husband, I have made half a dozen … Continue reading

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