We’ve been to the local pubs and restaurants and stocked up on their unwanted wine and beer bottles. A big thank you to the New Lodge and The Porterhouse for collecting empties for us.

Some more bottle cutting and hopefully our technique will mean we can provide more chunky, rustic, tumblers and cool beer bottle glasses. Tragically, all the large Corona beer bottles keep fracturing down their length making the pint-sized glasses the hardest to produce. We’ve been cutting them as near to the neck as we can which seems to help, but then there is a lot of grinding to get the size right.

We love the final product but not the task of making them – especially the grinding noise. Must keep in mind that it is all worth it in the end.

After dismantling several pallets to give us the materials for our coffee tables, we now have all those wooden blocks that are sandwiched in the middle just hanging around. Bashed and nailed into place, they are in fact made from really good wood that in our mind, would be a shame not to reuse in some way…

Therefore we’ve just been out and picked up this drill bit. It may just be the thing…

As well as those great little wooden blocks from the pallets we have also been picking up driftwood and branches. Hmm.