Mark Rhodes Furniture & Kitchen Maker & Woodwork Courses - Norfolk
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>Just fitted these today, the clients father and mother were very pleased. The young client wanted to paint them…oh well cant please them all the time.
Thanks for looking, have a great weekend guys.
>A wall of sycamore – what could be better? And cover up all that beautiful wood with paint? Do you use sycamore much? Very nice work – well done!
>Thanks Jeff, I have used sycamore quite a bit in the past, but this is the first time for at least ten years. Its a lovely timber to work, even with the wild grain, and can be hand planed with ease. Hopefully with the pictures on my website, I will get more interest, and make more sycamore pieces.
>Outstanding work as usual, Mark! I've never worked with Sycamore, but the grain lines are very attractive even in the photos. That was a nice big build. I hope the owners noticed the nicely cut dovetails on the drawer… I think you had them on this one.
I'll do some hand-cut dovetails on my vanity. They won't look like yours… it's okay, they're in a guest bath 🙂
>Thanks Paul, you should give sycamore a chance. The clients haven't noticed the hand-cut dovetails so far, but I know they are there at least.
>Mark:Looks good. Nice fitting! I love the "done and dusted" comment.Thanks for introducing me to Sycamore. Are those shelves fixed or adjustable?Also, your photo's look great! What kind of camera do you use?Tim
>Thanks Tim, the fitting went reasonably well and I was done by 3pm, all the shelves are adjustable. I'm using a Sony cyber-shot for all my pictures, don't know if its a particularly good one though.
>I like the way the mid rails on the tall doors line up with the bottoms of the small doors. The ceiling could be straighter, eh?
>The ceiling could be straighter yes, I debated weather to fill with caulk, or to raise the cornice and scribe part of the moulding off. In the end I decided it would look better as is, so left it. What would you do in a similar situation, I would be interested in your views.
>I like the shadow line it creates. It's hard to scribe crown with such a large variation, because it becomes so obvious. Sometimes, in that situation, I'll use a flat fillet scribed and attached to the cieling. This will not only provide a great backer to fasten the crown to but also adds a bit of detail.
>Yes I see what you mean James, I was thinking of gluing a scribing piece to the top of the cornice/crown and eh scribing that to the ceiling. I might do a couple of test pieces and see how it looks.
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Mark Rhodes bespoke furniture maker based in Norfolk, England