Upcycled desk

Upcycled desk with salvaged wood

I had no idea we needed a desk for the spare room in the loft. The Whatsapp message from my wife (informing me that I'd have to go into town to pick up a desk she'd just paid for) soon corrected my lack of furniture foresight. "Oh, here we go..." I thought. It's not that I … Continue reading Upcycled desk with salvaged wood

The boy and grandad

Just do it (yourself)

If I post a pic on Instagram of one of my DIY projects , I often get nice comments along the lines of "I'll have one of those please" or "can I borrow you for a job?". It's pretty cool to think other people like one of my woodwork projects, or something I've up-cycled into  something that's … Continue reading Just do it (yourself)


As my infrequent posts here suggest, sometimes I struggle to get things done as I would like. Work, fatherhood, husbanding, impending fatherhood and life in general all seem to conspire against me getting as much done as I would like. So, at the weekend, a couple of years after beginning, I was glad to reach … Continue reading Finishing…