Olly Writes

Woodwork, writing, walks, DIY and more!


Please see the slideshow, below, for examples of furniture I have designed and other work I have previously completed:

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While I prefer to work with locally-grown, native hardwoods, I am also prepared to work with sustainable timber imported from North America and across Europe, as well as softwoods and manufactured boards (plywood, veneered MDF) as this can help to reduce material costs.

20 responses to “Gallery

  1. Lazy Larry 17/09/2010 at 21:57

    Quite a nice selection of fine woodworks..

    • Olly Parry-Jones 18/09/2010 at 19:08

      Hi Larry,

      Thanks for this and all your recent comments. Although I don’t have a lot of time to respond to comments or read other blogs (it takes long enough to write each post! :-)), I do appreciate the time that you (and others) have taken to look around.


  2. bongotastic 03/01/2011 at 02:26

    The design on the magazine rack is very nice (amongst many other nice projects).

  3. Aidan 08/10/2011 at 16:22

    Hi Olly,
    I nice selection of pieces, I really like the flip top dinning table with the internal curves on the legs.
    Very nice work.
    What are you working on at the moment?

    • Olly Parry-Jones 08/10/2011 at 17:22

      Hi Aidan,

      Thanks for your comment and also, for subscribing to my blog.

      That table has just appeared in the latest issue of British Woodworking magazine, just in case you’re interested.

      At the moment, I’m making an octagonal fruit bowl (anything to avoid using the lathe! ;-)) in ash and walnut. Shouldn’t take too long. It’s a shame I don’t have much else on at the moment.

      Really impressed with the quality of work on your website. Are you busy throughout most of the year?


  4. teak creations 12/11/2011 at 16:26

    Hi Olly, May i ask how long did the magazine rack take you to complete? Would you ever consider selling designs? Very nice blog. Appreciate the time you took to write and post the slideshow!

    • Olly Parry-Jones 13/11/2011 at 08:51

      Hi and thanks for your comment.

      I think the first one took about two days plus finishing time. I had to try to work out how to cut some of the angles and joints. After that, I was able to produce another one in less than a day (without polishing) but still, I can’t imagine it’s something the average person would expect to pay more than even £50 for, if that much! The true price would be closer to £150, I think…

      Last year, I did try selling a few pieces (not including this rack) at a couple of local exhibitions but, I didn’t have much luck. I’ve never found it easy selling my work or myself. People like what I can do but, even where I can justify a price, it’s far more than they would like to pay. I couldn’t afford to get involved with those exhibitions again this year but, with any luck, I’ll be back again with something new in 2012! 😉 Actually, that rack didn’t feature as an article in British Woodworking magazine either last year or the year before so, I got a little something back for my efforts! 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my site.

  5. teak creations 13/11/2011 at 10:34

    Well, i am not sure where you are but we have a showroom in Radlett and we always try and help local carpenters, artists and other people with interesting things to sell. We like items with a story behind them, locally made and not just china made imports which is what the majority of stuff on sale seems to be today. If you are ever near us, feel free to pop in and we can either display some of your items for commission. Just a thought. You have our email address. Regards, Teak Creations.

    • Olly Parry-Jones 13/11/2011 at 17:31

      Thank you for the offer. I’m just south of Bristol so, a good two-to-three hours away, unfortunately. Your sentiment is very much appreciated, all the same.

      I can’t think of any makers I know of in the Hertfordshire area otherwise, I would spread the word.


  6. teakcreations 25/11/2011 at 07:36

    No problem Olly, next time you are near us, feel free to pop in for a coffee! Speak soon, Shai. tc.

  7. Wagner rodrigo 05/12/2011 at 04:35

    Olly o seu trabalho e muito bom, sou do brasil, Franca São Paulo e encontrei você atraves de Mr. Wendel ontaro Canada…..obs como eu amo a Internet …….Wagner

  8. MarinaSofia 04/05/2012 at 11:25

    Really lovely work – well done!

  9. escapingdarkness 26/08/2012 at 05:14

    Looks like youre quite talented. Some great pieces in your gallery. Thanks for visiting my blog. Kat 🙂

  10. Stephen Hughes 21/11/2012 at 10:04

    I love the chest and think they are a great challenge, and always a great hit with any one who doesn’t own one! (I spend ages finding the right hinges)!

  11. Aaron Darkwood (@AaronDarkwood) 10/04/2013 at 12:08

    Some truly amazing pieces of woodwork there.

  12. Neil McCullough 23/08/2013 at 13:08

    I just viewed your youtube video, the toilet roll holder. You are a craftsman! I was just wondering the second hole in the side, is that there for astecis?

    • Olly Parry-Jones 23/08/2013 at 22:17

      Hi Neil and thank you!

      Yes, the smaller holes are purely for aesthetics. I was hoping I’d be able to ‘watch’ the top edge of the toilet roll ‘disappear’ as it unwinds but I didn’t quite position it in the right place.

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