Thames Home Furnishings

You’re Gettin’ Nothin’ For Christmas

Rarely are our projects completed without a hitch, but our deliveries have always gone smoothly. Well, up until this time, when our client's Christmas was left hanging in the balance... This Summer we picked up an old gun cabinet from one of our favorite clients. It had belonged to her husband's Grandfather. It had been… Continue reading You’re Gettin’ Nothin’ For Christmas

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“Atomic Betty”

I was scrolling through the Facebook Marketplace when I saw this dresser. I instantly fell in love with it, so I sent a message saying I wanted it. I didn't know what condition it was in but it didn't really matter because I was gonna save it. Turns out it needed some work... As for… Continue reading “Atomic Betty”

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How To Fix a Drawer

Whenever we have a piece of furniture with drawers, there's a 99.9% chance that at least one of them will have loose joints. The most common types of these joints are called dovetails, (see photo below) but most of the other types of joints you'll run into can be repaired similarly to what I'm gonna… Continue reading How To Fix a Drawer

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My Favorite Clamps

When posting photos of my shop or projects-in-progress on Instagram and Facebook, the questions I'm asked most are about my clamps. Every craftsperson from woodworkers to furniture painters knows there are never enough clamps. If you're just starting out, the first thing you find out is that clamps can be expensive. So how do you… Continue reading My Favorite Clamps