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Folding kitchen table and stools

A recent commission for Dougal Black Carpentry was this compact kitchen table and stools.  It had to fit into a small kitchen without getting in the way but also had to be able to seat four people if necessary...

"This commission has been great fun to design and make." says Dougal, "It was a team effort, too.  My customers had made a cardboard mock-up to see what would fit, and that was the start of the design process!"  

The result is this folding-leaf design which allows two people to use the table on a daily basis, but with one easy action it converts to a decent four-place dining table.  By positioning the legs on the sides rather than at the corners, and opting for sturdy stools rather than chairs, everything tucks away nicely until it is needed.

If you would like to contact Dougal about something similar, please click here.

"I love my job", says Dougal, "loads of satisfaction and never two days the same!"

Dear Dougal, we thought you might like to see a photo of the bookcases with books upon them and therefore attach one. We are very pleased with the result and friends are already impressed. One friend from Cambridge commented that the bookcases made the room look like one in a National Trust property! Be assured, we shall make sure people know who made the shelves - and if we need more work at the house we shall be in touch..... Thanks again for doing such an excellent job.
DN & GP, Ross-Shire (Two-tier oak bookcases)
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