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07
MAR
2017
Peg Riven Pin

The Humble Peg

After a summer driving from Calais to Portugal I found myself not heading to home but on a short adventure to Wales.  Don had been asked by Carpenter Oak to help out fellow timber framer Paul Thomas.  Paul had been left short staffed as his colleague had broken his foot when...
24
FEB
2017
Hygge Timber Home

Getting Hyggey With It

Hygge was the latest trend to make its way into our magazines and onto our screens at the start of winter and the run up to Christmas. This Danish style of living is about atmosphere, experiences, a way of life, one that we experience naturally without knowing what it’s called. ...
19
DEC
2016
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Thinking of a Self Build Project? It’s time to visit NSBRC – Swindon

If you are thinking of building your own home then I have the perfect place for you to visit – the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.  Just off junction 16 on the M4, the NSBRC is the place that has the answer to many of your-self build questions and...
19
DEC
2016
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Don’t Feel Daunted, We Are Just One Big Happy Family

New projects can be exciting but also daunting and overwhelming, especially when something as important as your home is at the heart.  Having journeyed through many a winding path, I find myself writing for Carpenter Oak.  Carpenter Oak isn’t new to me, my partner, Don is a...
19
DEC
2016
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Grand Designs Revisited

I’m lucky at work, magazines of beautiful, inspiring homes find their way to my desk and I can legitimately spend a little time flicking through articles.  It’s always nice to see a new magazine but equally, a thumb though some of the older ones is just as rewarding.  There’s...