For years I’ve been working on a bench that I was not 100% loving. I always dreamed of having solid, sturdy bench made of real timber. So you can only imagine how happy I was to find out someone at Cockpit Arts was giving away their old oak table top! With big help of a dear friend we cut the U shape in the center – a must for comfortable jewellers bench! Drilled the table top onto adjustable wooden trestles, these are perfect to make bench heigh enough. Afterwards there was hours of hand sanding followed by 3 layers of varnish. And finally I have a sturdy bench of my dreams that is wide enough for all my tools and even a cup of tea! Can’t wait to start making your jewellery on it!
If you would like to meet my little friend in person – come to Cockpit Arts Summer open studios:
Dates: 14 -16 June
Opening hours: Friday: 2 – 8 | Saturday: 11 – 6 | Sunday: 12 – 5
Location: Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP
Nearest Tube Stations: Holborn, Chancery Lane, Russell Square
Studio number: E2J – East Wing 2nd Floor.