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Translucent Elm and Resin Ottoman Tray

Ottoman Trays with a Difference

Ottoman trays are a flexible piece of homeware that can turn a footstall or a soft pouffe into a functional coffee table. But there are many more uses for this popular item around the home. Staying true to the inspiration behind Dama Designs furniture, I wanted to create an Ottoman tray that was different to …

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Creating a Modern Hall Bench – Simplicity Isn’t Always Easy!

Creating this Hall Bench reminded of Steve Jobs who when talking about Apple’s design process and his quest for simplicity, stated that ‘simple can be harder than complex’. I am not for one minute comparing the design and creation of a Hall Bench to an iPhone but it is surprising that something which strives to …

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Close up of work involved to create a handmade charcuterie board

Handmade Charcuterie Board – How a Setback turned into an Opportunity!

Making this Oak and resin Charcuterie Board was enjoyable but surprisingly fiddly! I had a couple of nice pieces of oak that had been lying around for a while and a disappointing result with some resin coasters gave me the idea for a charcuterie board. The most important piece of machinery I used for the …

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