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The furniture and fixtures we design and make for schools, universities, museums and community buildings are always rewarding projects. There are often many different perspectives to consider and a need to create something that will stand the test of time, both functionally and aesthetically.

dovetailors lithophone with limestone keys
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September 20th, 2015

Dovetailors was commissioned by Quarry Arts to make a limestone lithophone to feature in a concert called Song of the Sea that Was, run in association with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Arts Council England. The concert,  specially written by Thomas Lydon for this Lithophone, was performed by Soloist Polly McMillan with Skipton […]

dovetailors cherry lithophone clitheroe museum
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September 16th, 2015

Dovetailors was commissioned by Quarry Arts to design and make a lithophone as part their work with quarry communities in the area. A lithophone is a musical instrument made from pieces of rock and produces sound when the pieces are struck – it works like a xylophone. The stones, sources locally, were cut and tuned […]

University Institution Plaque
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September 16th, 2015

A poignant project to update and enhance an oak memorial plaque on behalf of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies coincided with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Our CNC machine was used to carve the names while a hand-carved wreath and university coat of arms […]

View of bespoke school altar table at Trinity Academy Halifax
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September 16th, 2015

We were delighted to be commissioned to design a bespoke school altar table that could be used in the hall at Trinity Academy, a brand new school in Halifax. Design challenge for this bespoke school altar table As with for all our projects involving worship spaces our design needed to work with its environment and […]

2D design of giant stage chair for theatre company
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August 30th, 2015

One of our fun projects was to build a giant stage chair for theatre company Tell Tale Hearts based here in Yorkshire. Tell Tale Hearts Theatre Company offers children imaginative and energetic shows for children and families. For their production Yumm! they needed a giant chair they could climb on, and dance on, and use […]