Furniture Makers love to share

Furniture Makers love to share

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

Things are buzzing at the Cornmill workshop!  Currently I not only have a student on work experience, but in the past few months I have also been joined by two other furniture makers  who are in the early stages of their furniture- making careers. Many furniture makers find the first few years very difficult; they […]

Unique storage solutions

Unique storage solutions

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 in Recent Work | No Comments

Chris has not worked on a piece of furniture with the marquetarian Christine Meyer-Eaglestone for over three years and now two pieces come along at the same time! The low side board, Grid IV, was made especially for this years Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design in Cheltenham where it received high praise. The carcase is […]

Collaboration results in stunning new furniture

Collaboration results in stunning new furniture

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

Back in 2011 I worked with Christine Meyer-Eaglestone on the Opposites: Circles and stripes side board. The piece was made especially for the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design Exhibition in Cheltenham. The excellent reception the piece received in Cheltenham made Christine and I resolve to collaborate again. Well, we have finally got round to it, […]

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

Chris has collaborated on a number of projects with the marquetry artist Christine Meyer-Eaglestone. Their first collaboration was on the Circles and Stripes sideboard that was unveiled at the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design (CCD) in Cheltenham to much favourable comment in 2011. We are excited to be working on another piece for this years […]

The sentimental furniture maker

The sentimental furniture maker

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

This blog first appeared on my previous site on 20/11/11. In 1985, when I was working as a systems analyst for Calderdale Council, whilst cycling to work I spotted an oak occasional table dumped by the side of the road. I returned in the evening to pick it up in the car. The top turned […]

Regrets of the dying

Regrets of the dying

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

This was first posted on the previous site  on 15/12/11. I remember an interview with John Betjeman towards the end of his life. He was in a wheel chair on a Cornish cliff top and the interviewer asked him if, looking back on his long life, he had any regrets. Betjeman thought about this for […]

Emotionally durable design

Emotionally durable design

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

  This blog first appeared on my previous site on 14/2/13. I heard an item on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme on Saturday talking about ‘Emotionally Durable Design’. It’s a concept that I hadn’t come across before, but when I heard them discussing wooden coasters that were designed to ‘improve’ as they became stained, my ears […]

The Price is Right.

The Price is Right.

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 in Articles | No Comments

This article first appeared in Furniture and Cabinet Maker in. It explores some of the main issues for most small scale furniture making enterprises.

New desk and chair to be unveiled at MAKERS exhibition in Manchester

Posted on Jun 15, 2013 in Chris Tribe Blog | No Comments

In the design for the Cube desk and chair the accent is on simplicity combined with careful use of beautiful materials. The walnut is from a tree that came down in Wetherby about ten years ago. The highly figured oak burr is carefully quartered so the pattern folds round the edges of the desk giving […]

Making an oak dining table.

Making an oak dining table.

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Articles | No Comments

This article first appeared in the Christmas 2008 edition of  Furniture and Cabinetmaker and describes the making of the oak dining table featured in the Gallery.