January 24, 2020
Carving Brought Back from the Dead

I've taken an interest in carving. The rawness, the tool marks and the expression of meaningful ideas are what captivates me. The process is fresh and exciting. Here's to hoping I'll be able to include carved work on future bespoke furniture pieces. All that is needed to get started are a few carving chisels, a […]

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January 10, 2020
Everyone Should Cut Dovetail Joints

Why is there still a place in the world for the hand-cut dovetail joints, given there are means to cut a joint that will prove strong enough, by machine only methods? The dovetail joints are intriguing. It draws you in to question the processes that took place in order to make that tight fit. Before […]

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December 27, 2019
Meaning in the Everyday

On a recent trip to South East Asia, I was struck by the abundance of meaningful symbols adorning everyday objects.   In an unpretentious way, meaningful imagery decorated items we may consider purely utilitarian or mundane. The prevalence of symbolism is related to human's need to try and express the inexpressible. Not confined to purely […]

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December 21, 2019
How to Work?

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Lloyd Brooke Furniture Blog. The idea here is to share completed bespoke furniture projects, a little thought on craft and to also explore fresh ideas. This will hopefully become a helpful resource for your own projects as well as help me crystallise the ideas I have floating around my […]

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