Jim Kelleher

Classical Guitarist

Surrey/Hampshire UK

 
 

When I'm not playing guitar, I enjoy creating things from wood. I began making things for the home, but after some positive interest from friends and family, I now sell various handmade items via eBay. Below are examples of the items I'm currently making and selling. Please click on the photos for a closer look. If you see anything of interest, please get in touch via the contact page or visit my eBay and Amazon sales pages.

 

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My magnetic knife racks are handmade from solid American Walnut, Oak and Ash and are available in 3, 4, 5, and 6 knife configurations. Occasionally I create racks from more exotic timbers like South African Kiaat and East African Panga Panga.

The racks have a satin, sanded finish with an application of food-safe mineral oil.

Strong, neodymium rare earth magnets are enclosed in the back enabling the knives to be held securely and evenly spaced.

Hidden keyhole fixings on the back ensure a clean, simple and stylish finish.

Bespoke sizes can also be created from a variety of timbers, if I have them in stock (see photo).

From £21 (3-knife oak) (plus p&p)

 

The 10-knife oak rack in the photo was one of a pair for a bespoke order.


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This unique, wall-mounted wine rack is handmade from solid pine and securely holds 6 full bottles of wine.

The rack is designed to be mounted in a corner, making great use of space and and enabling the bottles to be safely parallel to the wall and stored horizontally.

The rack is finished with antique pine wax, for a smooth and durable texture.

Hidden keyhole fixings ensure the rack is securely attached to the wall.

£32 (plus p&p)


 

This unique, wall-mounted Dolce Gusto coffee pod rack is handmade from solid pine.

Specifically designed for Dolce Gusto pods, it conveniently holds 16 (1 box) and provides a colourful, space-saving way to free up some worktop.

The rack has 4 hidden keyhole fixings on the back (only 2 are needed to secure the rack). The fixings are mounted on circular feet, giving the unit a floating appearance.

The rack is finished with rustic antique pine wax.

£25 (plus p&p)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This rectangular version of the pod rack can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.

The rack has a clear, smooth wax finish.

£25 (plus p&p)

 

 

 

 

 


 

This elegant, contemporary wall clock is handmade from solid American oak and hand sanded with a smooth, waxed finish to enhance the beauty of the wood.

The quartz movement has large, simple baton hands and a silent, sweeping second hand.

The hour markers are pewter upholstery studs and a keyhole fitting on the back enables easy wall mounting.

The clock face diameter is 230mm.

£26 (plus p&p)


 

This elegant, mantel clock is handmade from solid American walnut, hand sanded and with a smooth wax finish to enhance the beauty of the wood.

The silent sweep quartz movement is fitted with silver spade hands and a red second hand.

The hour markers are nickel, domed upholstery studs. Felt pads are supplied for the base, if required.

Height = 207mm, width = 164mm, depth (including hands) = 54mm.

£32 (plus p&p)


 

This wall-mounted, bone-shaped, dog lead rack is handmade from solid American oak and has two large, acorn tipped, cast iron hooks for hanging dog leads and collars.

The rack has a smooth, clear wax polish finish, which protects and enhances the natural wood.

Hidden keyhole fixings ensure the rack is securely attached to the wall.

£22 (plus p&p)


 

This elegant, kitchen roll holder is handmade from solid European Oak ,  hand sanded and with an application of pure mineral oil. The dowel roller is also solid oak.

Kitchen rolls up to 250mm will fit and are easily changed.

The holder can be mounted either on a wall or under a cupboard, using the keyholes cut into the back.

£25 (plus p&p)


 

This pair of chunky, rustic candle sconces are handmade from recycled timber and have a smooth, antique pine wax finish.

A 50mm inset on the shelf is designed to securely hold a votive candle glass, but they can also support a church candle.

£16 per pair (plus p&p)


 

This flying Greylag goose mobile flaps its wings when a cord is pulled. Perfect for a child's bedroom or summerhouse (I have one in my studio!).

Handmade from recycled timber and brush painted with toy-safe enamel craft paint, to give a textured, vintage toy appearance.

The wingspan is 68cm.

You can see the goose fly by clicking here.

£25 (plus p&p)

 


 

This wall-mounted key rack is handmade from solid American oak and has 4 cast iron hooks for safely storing keys.

The rack has a smooth, clear wax polish finish, giving a simple and elegant appearance.

Hidden keyhole fixings ensure the rack is securely attached to the wall.

£14.00 (plus p&p)


 

This is a folding chair for classical guitarists, which I made for my own use. Made from American oak and with an ergonomically designed seat and back rest, specifically for support when playing the guitar for long periods of time.

The chair has accompanied me to many gigs since and is very comfortable and supportive, particularly for the lower back.

This was my first major woodworking project. It was a learning process, particularly the upholstering, but the end result was everything I wanted.

The chair is not for sale and not currently available to order, due to high labour and material costs.

© Jim Kelleher 2011