About

Practical and attractive wooden accessories and furniture for narrowboats and the home.

I spend the summer months as a roving trader on the inland waterways and have created a unique range of practical and attractive wooden accessories and small items of furniture for narrowboats designed to both give pleasure and make life easier in a small space. Each piece is made by me and sold either from the boat or through my Etsy shop and website 'www.makeitshipshape.co.uk' .

In the winter I return to my workshop and focus on my 'Wharf Cottage' collection. Here I use traditional traditional carpentry and woodturning skills to produce a unique range of gifts and small items of furniture for the home. I especially enjoy making things based on the designs and techniques of the old craftspeople and single items which can never be repeated from unusual pieces of wood or salvaged furniture.

I do hope you find something useful here in my web site. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need to discuss anything before making your purchase.

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