Cover image for Good Woodworking issue 286Welcome…

… to our Kitchen Special. We’ve got Andy King meeting a man whose business is designing and making bespoke kitchens, and, if that has whetted your appetite, showing you how to cut the hole for a Belfast sink, place Hot Rods and make draining board grooves using Trend jigs. He also awards the coveted five stars to Bosch’s new jigsaw, so you’ll be all right cutting out your sink apertures.

Meanwhile Phil Davy starts to replace a worn-out kitchen with the best of both worlds, a budget build from Ikea and a rather more special worktop, and the lateral-thinking Edward Hopkins extends his kitchen storage to build stairs down from his conservatory to a cellar pantry.

We reprise Ted Graham’s magnificent butcher’s block table, along with a faux bamboo cake stand turned by that other Dave Roberts, Michael Huntley discusses timber properties and makes a breadboard and Les Thorne turns a mug tree. Enjoy!

Andrea Hargreaves, Editor