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Here's some info on the various aspects of the woodworking, cladding, CNC fabrication and wooden products from our house build, which was featured in the 2016 series of Grand Designs.


2 CommentsMonday, 7 November 2016  |  Stuart
It's showtime! Our Grand Designs episode airs this week...

After a year of demolition, rebuilding and filming, the Grand Designs crew descended on us one last time a few weeks ago. Now we just have to wait and see what the results are...

Friday, 30 September 2016  |  Stuart
CNC Cut Plywood Staircase

Details of the custom CNC cut plywood staircase from Grand Designs Wirral House

I am really pleased with how this turned out... I needed to make a staircase for the house as economically as possible, and obviously wanted to use the CNC. I decided to use 25mm plywood, nothing fancy, just from a builders merchant...

Sunday, 18 September 2016  |  Stuart
This Is Why You Don't Throw Wood Away!

Reclaiming old floor joists and rafters into new useful furniture.

The builders mocked me. My friends mocked me. Even my wife and children rolled their eyes. But this is why I didn't want to throw away all the old 1960's timbers from the old house...

Saturday, 17 September 2016  |  Stuart
Finally a Man Tray of my own...

Man Tray personalised oak organiser tray displayed on an old joiners workbench in the Grand Designs Wirral House

After making these oak organiser trays for many years, I have finally got around to making one for myself.

Thursday, 15 September 2016  |  Stuart
Our house build on Grand Designs is finally previewed

Grand Designs Magazine with previews of the 2016 houses; its all a bit real now...

Thursday, 18 August 2016  |  Stuart
Birch Plywood CNC kitchen island

Custom kitchen island unit, a work in progress using CNC cut 30mm melamine coated birch plywood

Wednesday, 13 July 2016  |  Stuart
Cheeky Personalised Christmas Drinks Coasters

I know, I know... but Christmas starts early in the gift-making industry!

Here's an early idea to cheer up the anti-Christmas brigade...

Friday, 17 June 2016  |  Stuart
Love the Google Digital Garage OSB seating pods

Google garage seating pod at Liverpool Festival of Business