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19 October, 2017

Leather makers bench

19 October, 2017|Bench, Commission, Leather|0 Comments

The client for this bench makes leather goods and needed something that was solid and heavy, so that it could take the knocks and bumps and survive. The bench is 1800mm long and 900mm deep with 90×90 legs to add weight and stability. There is a 60mm overhang all round to create some clearance for the client to work from all sides. The bench was able to be flat-packed for ease of shipping and still be solid and stable once assembled at the other end.

Leather bench

6 October, 2017

Gem cutters bench

06 October, 2017|Bench, Commission, Jewellers|0 Comments

Doug Menadue from Bespoke Gems in Sydney came to me asking if I would be able to modify a jewellers bench design. After some discussion, Doug produced some clear and concise drawings of what he would like me to make for him. This includes shelves for storage above the bench, drawers and a tray below the work surface that he could store often-used tools. There is also a shallow shelf under the bench that Doug would use to store some tools not frequently used and to rest his feet on when working.

Gem cutters bench

30 June, 2017

Another small Jewellers’ bench

30 June, 2017|Bench, Jewellers|0 Comments

When the client came to me with a number of images she found of jewellers benches she liked, it was simple matter to discuss which features she liked and wanted included in her workbench. What came out of these discussions is the bench shown below. It is has neat, clean lines with one storage drawer above the filing tray, both of which when closed are behind the jewellers cut-out.

I enjoyed the process of discovery that came from the conversations with the client that allowed us to arrive at a design that would meet the clients’ needs.

Another small jewellers bench

25 May, 2017

Small Jewellers’ bench

25 May, 2017|Bench, Commission, Jewellers|0 Comments

The client came to me looking for a jewellers bench that had lots of storage and could fit into a small space. We came up with this design, which has 6 drawers and 2 filing trays. The bench is 1200mm long, 600m deep and 950mm high. The client also supplied the Fretz stake holder on the right side of the bench.

The little details that I enjoyed including in this bench included the book-matched timber on the drawers, so that the grain flowed from one drawer face to the next as well as the jewellers cut-out.

 

Small Jewellers bench

8 May, 2017

Laundry Bench

08 May, 2017|Bench, House|0 Comments

This bench was built for a farmhouse in Victoria that was looking for an open-style, sturdy bench that they would place a sink and taps into. Timber was chosen that had less flaws and all open grain was sealed with resin. We then added more coats of oil than usual to reduce the chance of any water penetration.

 

We enjoyed building this bench because, although it was a simple bench to build, the finish quality had to be of the highest standard.

Laundry Bench

14 December, 2016

Large standard workbench

14 December, 2016|Bench, Commission, woodworking|0 Comments

When this customer came into our workshop to discuss us making a bench for her, she looked at our assembly workbench said that she wanted one just like ours.

The bench shown is 1800×1200, with a Jarrah strip on the top as a re-inforced work surface. As the customer said, almost all of the hard work we do on a woodworking bench is in a small area.

Being a kit bench, it will take at least 2 people to lift the top into position.

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1 September, 2016

Kitchen bench extender on castors

01 September, 2016|Bench, castors, Commission, House|0 Comments

The customer runs a cooking school and was looking for a way to extend their kitchen bench and have it on castors to give them flexibility when not teaching.

The solution we came up with fits on the end of the bench, where the grain of the timber flows the leg panels and top. Being 50mm thick, the bench is solid while still being easy to move on the locking castors.

The photo shows the shipping panel attached to secure the legs during transportation.

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15 July, 2016

Big Black Bench

15 July, 2016|Bench, Commission, woodworking|0 Comments

This bench is a real hybrid for the client, lots of storage with a stainless steel top and blackened jarrah features. There is cabinet storage, drawers and a tool box included in this 2.4m long bench. The blackened jarrah creates a great contrast between the timber and the stainless steel top on half of the bench top.

Being one of the last benches using flooring particleboard, it would have been nice to see this with plywood as the panels in the drawers and storage.

Big Black bench

5 July, 2016

Our first commission – Breakfast Bar

05 July, 2016|Bench, Commission|0 Comments

The client requested a bench that would fit in their kitchen at work and would not take up much space. The answer was this high and long bench that would fit along the wall and bar stools could fit under. It measures 2.4m x 500mm wide and 900mm high and the top is made from particleboard.

Breakfast Bar