Last week I delivered the 11 benched I designed and made for York Art Gallery.  The Gallery  reopens in August after a huge 2 year redevelopment project. I have made two designs for different uses but they had to compliment each other.

The project has occupied a lot of time and space over the last few months so it is good, but also a bit strange, to no longer have them in the workshop.

Here are some images of the work over the last few months.  I will post the images of the finished benches later.

image o saw timber in workshopA lot of 54mm and 34mm prime oak.


Image of machined timber in stickSeveral days of machining later.


Lots of legsStarting to rough out components

Back rest layers in constructionMaking seat backs

Pile of seat backsStill making seat backs

All backs band sawn out.Shaping seat backs.

Seat skirt laminates in former
Making seat skirts.

IMG_20150324_125525~2Assembling frames…..

IMG_20150515_135901~2Lots of them

Bench dry fittedFirst dry fit.