Traditional Woodworking  in Lincolnshire


Peter Millburn Traditional Woodworking
Furniture Maker and Restorer
Specialist Carpentry, Traditional Joinery
in Lincolnshire UK

Furniture Making by Peter Millburn

Various examples of my bespoke furniture, commissioned by customers over many years.

Yew wood table, made to customer's own design
Yew wood table made to customer's own design


Versatile extending dining table, made from customer's own oak. The component parts are shown here in various possible combinations: -
One of a pair of console tables
One of a pair of console tables
Two joined together to form a circular table seating 6
Two joined together to form a circular table seating 6
Two with central leaf inserted to form an oval table seating 8
Two with central leaf inserted to form an oval table seating 8

Traditional dresser in local English oak
Traditional dresser in local English oak,
with secret compartment above the cornice.
Polished with beeswax.
Brown oak knee-hole desk
Brown oak knee-hole desk.
The bottom two drawers on the right are all one piece,
made to accommodate hanging files.

Oak settle,
based on widened version of a traditional lambing chair.

The seat opens on hinges for storage, doubling as a chest.

Oak settle
Corner cabinet in brown oak
Corner cabinet in brown oak,
with coopered door and brass escutcheons

refectory table
Refectory table, made from oak salvaged from beams that collapsed into this same space during the devastating fire of 1991 in this Lincolnshire country house.

Traditional rocking cradle
Traditional rocking cradle made from an oak tree
that was blown down in the gales of October 2000.
Cradle can swing, or be fixed by a simple locking device.

two-seater bench

Chair
Chair and two-seater bench. Part of a set of 12 chairs and benches in oak for country house garden. Beautiful silver colour is a result of natural weathering.

Four poster bed in mahogany
Four poster bed in mahogany,
based on a design from a bed in Chatsworth House.

Country house kitchen
Country house kitchen,
painted. Beams over the Aga were salvaged fom a major fire.

Triangular cabinet in quarter-sawn oak, with concealed soss hinges and triangular spring-catch
Triangular cabinet in quarter-sawn oak,
with concealed soss hinges
and triangular spring-catch. An early project.

Walnut desk and chair made from a tree from the customer's own garden. I seasoned the wood in my workshop
Walnut desk and chair made from a tree
from the customer's own garden.
I seasoned the wood in my workshop

Painted bookcase

Painted bookcase
Painted bookcase, made from a photograph of a piece that the customer had missed in a sale. First picture shows work in primer, the second one shows the finished piece.

One of a pair of bookcases
One of a pair of bookcases made from the customer's own elm,
seasoned in my workshop

Refectory table and set of chairs.
Refectory table and set of chairs.
Table has adzed oak top and elm legs, and the chairs are in oak. On an elm floor.   

Pair of Windsor chairs, in yew and ash.
Pair of Windsor chairs, in yew and ash.
The back bow, the arm bows and crinoline stretchers
are all steam-bent

glass fronted pine bookcases
Pair of glass fronted pine bookcases, built into alcoves
either side of chimney breast in small farmhouse.
I also made the pine fire surround.       

Sewing chest

Sewing chest
Sewing chest in antiqued pine with turned beech handles. Made to customer's design, to accommodate specific needs of her craft.

Painted kitchen

Painted kitchen
Painted kitchen in solid pine for Victorian cottage  

Memorial bench in oak Memorial bench in oak

Semi-circular garden seat in oak, in three sections Semi-circular garden seat in oak, in three sections