The last couple of years

For the last two years, I’ve had an incredible time working at Toi Whakaari (the NZ School of Drama), as a tutor on the Set & Props Construction course. Although this has officially been a part-time tutor role at 20 hours a week (2 1/2 days), it’s frequently extended beyond that time. We’ve always had… Continue reading The last couple of years

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Another on-screen feature

In addition to being a general handy-person, I’m a maker of sets and props, and also a tutor at Toi Whakaari for the making of sets & props. So it was nice to see one of my woodworking jobs quite a few years ago, featured in a viral video, of swan lake bath ballet (you… Continue reading Another on-screen feature

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Hero Movie Props

For the last 9 months or so, I’ve been really fortunate to be working full-time with Human Dynamo. This is a company, based in Miramar, Wellington. In some ways, they are much like the well known Weta Workshops (many of the staff who work at HD have also worked with Weta, and they often seem… Continue reading Hero Movie Props

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Cat Hammock

This was a quick job aboard our own boat, for our soon to arrive kitten. Giving her a space to gaze out of the window, and bask in the sunshine. Update 12th December

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Cubby Holes

After making the first set of cubby holes this time last year, the range was extended to 33 shelves.   All these units are custom made, with furniture grade Plywood, that should last for decades to come.

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Cat Shelves

This was a fun job, developing a range of cat shelves for inside someone’s apartment, for their indoor cat.

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Kiwiburn 2017 Temple

I was fortunate this year to have my design for the Temple of Kiwiburn in early 2017 (the NZ verion of Burning Man). This involved managing a crew of 11 volunteers, for two weeks, building the structure in the middle of a field, in preparation for the main festival event. The 1,500 festival participants were… Continue reading Kiwiburn 2017 Temple

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Custom Media Stand

This was a custom media stand, to work with the DVD shelves. The shelving was designed to hold all the media appliances contained in the final images, primarily built for my own collection at the time (including my flatmates’), and then the unit was subsequently sold with matching speaker stands. This was also built in… Continue reading Custom Media Stand

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Custom DVD Shelves

These were a set of three DVD / video shelves, for around 400 DVDs and 100 videos, to work with the custom media stand. Built out of NZ radiata pine, produced in a NZ sawmill, made with a screwless construction. Built in the small workshop I had at the time. ┬áThese were primarily made for… Continue reading Custom DVD Shelves

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Custom Super King Four Poster Bed

A close up of the detailing around the wooden slats, after the final protective coat of varnish was applied.

This was a really enjoyable project, designing and building a Super King Size Four Poster Bed (1.8meters wide, by 2 meters long), at just under 2.4 meters high (to fit within a standard ceiling height). I primarily began making it for myself, but then later sold it to a very happy customer when I moved… Continue reading Custom Super King Four Poster Bed

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