This was the first project I filmed for YouTube and what a difficult one it was! This project included advanced processes such as laminating, mitring curved components, metal working, and creating my own hinges. It is primarily made from Walnut constructional veneer with Birds Eye Maple shelves, ebony handles, and planished copper door panels. The […]
Matt Estlea’s Portfolio
View my entire portfolio of completed projects here. Use it to gain inspiration for your next projects, be nosy, ask questions. It’s up to you!
Please note that not all of the pieces within this portfolio were filmed as some were made prior to my YouTube career. However those that were filmed have been linked on each of the pages for ease of viewing and navigation.
Bertha was my final piece at Rycotewood after 5 years of study. It was based upon my dissertation that focused on social media within the furniture industry. I had identified that workshop projects were among the most popular content online. Plus, I really needed something solid to work on after leaving Rycotewood. Thus, Bertha was […]
This desk was made from a giant slab of Walnut purchased from Surrey Timbers. It’s a simple design with continuous grain running over a mitre on one edge. This was joined with Dominoes to ensure the components lined up and for additional strength. On the right hand side of the desk was a large split […]
The concept for this bass originally came to mind straight after building my first bass guitar, The Faultline. I purchased the Buckeye Burr top on eBay and had every intention of getting started making it. 4 years passed and I still hadn’t even thought about building it, until I found them stashed away on top […]
Statum is a Krenov style cabinet that is made to both display and store personal items. All the shelves are fully adjustable and the cabinet curves away from the user giving a sense of the furniture wrapping around them. It is made primarily from Walnut, both solid and veneer, and includes two beautiful book matched […]
Origin was inspired by astronomy as it is a keen interest of mine. In fact, I already had a confirmed place to study it for an A-Level before choosing furniture making instead. I guess this is the closest I’ll ever be to becoming an astronaut. Origin is made entirely from Oak which is a wood […]
Scriptylia was one of those projects where the designing could have gone on forever. Inspired by natural forms, this piece produced the biggest and most eclectic sketchbook I am ever likely to produce. Scriptylia was designed to be part of a set surrounding a round dining table. What is often not considered with dining chairs […]
This box was made as a present for my Dad at Christmas. I had it planned for at least 6 months prior and it was torture trying to keep it quiet for that long, but the reaction I got after he saw it was worth the wait. The box is primarily made from Walnut where […]
I also enjoy playing bass in my free time and was in a band for roughly three years. This was a project that I always wanted to do but was always too scared until I finally bit the bullet and got the timber ordered. The most enjoyable thing about this was not only challenging myself, […]