Oak DJ Booth by Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes.
Got this finished today, and it took about 2hrs to fit. Heres some finished pictures…
Oak DJ Booth made by Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes.
This piece is all finished in the workshop now, I’m fitting it tomorrow and will update with finished pictures then. But for now I have filled in the middle section, made the two end returns, and polished it with several coats of Hard Wax Oil.
Here are few pictures of the finished DJ Booth in the white, right hand end return.
> Where my workshop is on our farm, we always get a lot of the scrap metal lads turning up asking if we have any scrap metal. Well, on Saturday they turned up asking if we had any, we didn’t, but I noticed a cast iron fireplace on the back of their truck and asked if they would like to sell it rather than melting it down for scrap. We agreed on a price, and they unloaded it for me.
As you can see it’s quite rusty, but I think it has some nice details and has a very Art-Deco feel.
>I’ve been making progress with the Oak DJ Booth, I think I had got as far as making the former, so it was time to form the curved corners.
I think the last time I did this kind of work was about 15yrs ago when I was working in the Netherlands fitting out luxury motor yachts, I was going to take some pictures of this process but needed to get a move on as the glue was setting up to fast. So I jumped right to the three layers of 8-3-8 mms of bendy ply seen here in my vac-bag.
DJ Booth by Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes.
I had an enquiry about a month ago for a curved DJ Booth, so I’m in the process of making it now and thought I would document the build. Here is the overall design..
For a while now I have been asked by quite a few of my clients if I would sign my work, If the work is a free standing piece I normally write or carve my name somewhere discreet. But I gave some thought to a brass Make’s Mark about a month ago, with a view to having someone make me some to my own design. Well today they were delivered, and I’m very happy with the work.
Its been a while, I seem to be writing again…But here are a few recently finished pieces.
A small bathroom cabinet in Sycamore and Golden Madrone, with a dovetailed case. The Golden Madrone really is a nice contrast to the Sycamore, and the simple turned knobs that are made from spalted Sycamore compliment the Madrone nicely.
> This is one of the jobs I’ve been promising my wife I would do since before Christmas, now katie (thats my wife) is a bit more pregnant, she was having a bit of trouble getting up and down the stairs. I thought it high time I did something about it. I had time today to make and fit it, so thought I would start early this morning to get it done.
>Alcove Bookcases by Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes.
I just got these fitted bookcases finished yesterday, no fitting pictures because I forgot….
But these were quite straightforward, with the openings level and straight with minimal scribing to do. They are predominantly made from moisture resistant MDF, with the shelves, doors, and bottom face frames made from Beech. The house is Edwardian, the mouldings on the doors and the edge treatment for the tops reflect this period.
Oak Front Door, by Norfolk Cabinet maker Mark Rhodes.
As promised, some finished pictures….