Sooo 2 weeks to go until my marathon debut in Brighton on the 6th of April.  I have just about managed to hold off the injuries, having pulled out of the Spitfire 20 with a sore Achilles but I keep telling myself that the rest did me good,  (although I am walking more and more like John Wayne these days!).  Dare I say I am actually looking forward to it now.

Having snazzed up the showroom a little with our brick effect wallpaper I took a visit to the carpenter’s factory to again get some more fresh ideas on how to mix shabby chic with modern contemporary furniture and a better understanding of how well each piece of furniture is made and the time and man hours that go into it.   I found how they make the dovetail joints on all of the drawers fascinating.  The dovetail joint is a joint technique used in furniture making, as it is noted for its resistance to being pulled apart.  A series of pins are cut to extend from the end of one board which interlock with a series of tails cut into the end of another board.  The pins and tails have a trapezoidal shape and once glued a wooden dovetail joint requires no mechanical fasteners.

Pine Dovetail joint

Dovetail joints

Dovetail joint

Dovetail joint

 

Back to whats new, we have just ordered a few pieces in this exciting new colour of ‘Tanners Brown’, which I think looks really retro.  All of our painted pieces can be ordered with pine tops or oak tops.

TV Unit in Tanners Brown

TV Unit in Tanners Brown

Although I have been getting excited about new things in the pipeline I mustn’t forget our faithful best sellers, such as our Kent Rustic Oak Dining range, our extensive Sussex Oak Bedroom range which can come with wooden or metal handles and of course our Antique and Shabby Chic Furniture, all of which are one offs and very unique.

Wish me luck with the marathon please and if you do feel like you would like to donate to Breast Cancer Care and help me along in my painful marathon training journey then you can donate via my JustGiving page

http://www.justgiving.com/jessnut79