Grant (Mon PM TG) –
My first project with the School is a pair of bedside tables made entirely out of Tasmanian Blackwood. Coming in with no idea of what exactly I wanted to make other than that I wanted to build fine furniture I eventually thought a pair of bedside tables would be an ideal first project. The curves presented some challenges but with (a lot of) Gray’s assistance it has all come together quite nicely.
My only woodworking experience to date has been in secondary school so I am very proud of these pieces. Learning not only the joinery required to build such pieces but also such things as the design process, allowing for wood movement and simply making things pleasing to the eye are skills I hope to expand on and take further. I look forward to my second piece and (hopefully) many more after that.