Multi-coloured cabinet, about 1990
I used veneers, but could have used solid wood. It amazes me that cabinets rarely deploy varying colours. It can work so well.
104 drawer cabinet, 1998
3 years as a background task, I still have this cabinet. 18 drawers are hidden inside the middle section. All drawers have handmade dovetail joints - an apprenticeship piece in effect.
Art Nouveau chess board, 1998
A commission for a London client, I really experimented here. Maybe the first art nouveau shaped chess board in the World?
Curvy motif chess board, 1999
I love this chess board. The inlay motif was from the heart. I have kept this board.
Chinese chess board, 1999
A neat chess board I think. Another chess board has a radical new design - it may appear here one day, but want to see if I can sell the idea first...
Chocolate cabinet, about 1992
The deep brown colour reminds me of chocolate. I still have this little cabinet - most of my woodwork has been sold.
Curvy fronted box, around 1994
A commission for a British Airways pilot. I also made a backgammon board for him which I failed to photograph. Curves in wood is tricky ...
Marquetry box, about 1990
A picture in wood. If you search on the Internet you will see many amazing works in this method.
Marquetry cabinet, about 1992
A little more marquetry.
Rosewood topped cabinet
A commissioned piece that went to Scotland.
Mahogany mini cabinet, about 1989
One of my first ever cabinets.
Go board with rosweood inlaid lines, about 1995
I make boards for the Chinese game of Go differently. I lay the background veneer and then cut and dig out gaps for the 38 lines. Inlaying rosewood is tricky - it fragments as you cut it!
Chessboard with 4 corner inserts, 1999
I make chess boards in an unconventional manner, laying each square down one by one. This way, each square is perfectly shaped - the traditional way of laying a strip of squares down incurs expansion.