Only 24 days to go!

It’s December now, which makes this perfectly acceptable. Unlike Christmas songs, which are never appropriate.

I love lamp.

This is my next project. Anyone know anything about switches?

Watch the throne.

T-illy, my little hip-hop niece, has finally got a throne. It’s taken me over a year to restore this 1930s “Atcraft” folding high-chair and because it’s so gangsta (it’s got spinners), the rest of this post will be translated through – that’s right biatch. Just over a year ago I came across a 1930z…

Stop! Thief!

I stole four bulldog clips today and I feel very guilty. But it was all in the name of art. This print has been in a wrong-sized plastic IKEA frame for too long now. So hopefully this looks a little better. Next week: bedside tables made from staples and post-it notes.

This is the FUTURE. Right now.

These guys are clever. Really clever. They’ve developed an open-source programme that allows people to simply design furniture and have it made and sent to your home. Watch this video. NOW! p.s. thanks to Nick Clegg for sending me this

Delia’s Palmiers

Ok, so this doesn’t really fall into the woodworking category, but it is technically “something” and so I figured it deserved a post on this blog. These tasty palmiers are a right bitch to make as delia’s thousand-year old instructions are somewhat misleading. And proper scales would probably help… Parma ham in one set, anchovies…

Kenny’s raffle

Kenny (my planner idol and general superhero) is holding a raffle for some charity malark. He’s running some measly distance and wants cash for it.  Pathetic, I know. In return for a £1 raffle ticket you could win: 1) a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey 2) a compromising picture of Missy 3) something made…

Art Nouveau

It was my mum’s (34th or thereabouts-ish) birthday recently and so I thought I’d make her something. No I’m not being cheap! I’m being thoughtful. Whatever. Shut up. Anyway, Mrs Jordan’s a big fan of Art Nouveau and I spotted this old tile in “Pictures & Light”, a lovely little shop on Stoke Newington Church Street….

You have to start somewhere

What do you dream of? A huge mansion with 9 bathrooms? A cute little cottage in the countryside? Or maybe a penthouse flat at the top of the shard? Well, I like the idea of a surf shack on a nice bit of coast. Of course there’d be a workshop for making stuff in. And…


Some people have accused me of being an old man. I literally have no idea where they get that from, but a couple of years ago when I’d kicked off my slippers and sat down for the second semi-final of University Challenge, I had a realisation. I realised that I hated my settee. Of course,…

Hello puppies!

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Oh shit. Kim’s finally lost the plot. In two years time he’s going to be the subject of a Channel 4 documentary called “the last Samurai” or “Saw 5 + 6” based mostly on Facebook wall-posts (instead of real research) and comments such as “he always seemed…

Got wood?

Who’s got 3 metres of tasmanian oak? Oh, I do. Boom.