Blog of Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes.
Hello everyone, I’m Norfolk Furniture Maker Mark Rhodes. I have been a Worker in wood all my adult life, and before that I was a hobbyist clinging to my cabinet maker grandfather’s glue smeared apron strings. It was largely his influence that sent me on this path, most of all working with him in his tiny shed at the bottom of the garden. I knew once I had smelled hide glue mixed with his tobacco smoke, and seen all the wonderful different timbers he was using I was hooked. I guess if I counted the years before I was Apprenticed at 16, I have been a woodworker for 27 yrs. I have had a very varied hand tool apprenticeship which I am forever grateful. This Blog will mainly be about my day to day life as a Cabinet Maker working on his own in a converted cattle shed, there will be photo’s and techniques that I use, as well as my thoughts on various hand tools, and hand tool techniques that I use. There will be tool reviews on hand tools and power tools that I have used for a minimum of a year. Please let me know if this is something that interests you also? I have thought about starting this Blog for a while now, as a way of getting my business more noticed on line. However I have decided this will not be an extension of my website, and it will be my thoughts throughout the day as I work as a professional cabinet maker only. Here are some examples of the work I do.