2017 was another very full and productive year.

Started with finishing the move from our old home and workshop, stacking everything into the new space. Immediately started boats and furniture, and tried to make sense of the new chaos. Finding everyday tools was difficult when they were no longer in the place they had been for the last 25 years. However we progressed….

I managed to get three dinghies out of the new space, lots of furniture commissions and exhibition pieces. Also got a fair bit of new workshop infrastructure in place i.e. large insulated machinery room, which then gave me large mezzanine above for timber storage etc. Took six months to find the time but I eventually got a timber floor in over the concrete, planking benches, lots of shelving storage and a set of stairs up to the mezzanine. There is still a fair bit to do but it is happening slowly, whenever I get the chance. At the moment I am finishing the year framing up another large room with mezzanine above. This will be a showroom/studio/gallery, and the mezzanine will give me much needed space for long timber storage. 

We already have three dinghies on the books for 2018, and some furniture commissions. So it is shaping up to be another busy one. 

 Progress photos have been posted on instagram @ned_wood.



ned working under the cadet dinghy may 18
ribs and centre case fitted
australian cadet dinghy
‘Grizzled Skipper’

‘Mrs Wilsons Dinghy’ has gone to her new home in Northern NSW. She was at the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.
‘Foster 10’
In May 2015  Off Center Harbor  has released a small 10 minute video of Ned in his shed. Their mission is to provide authentic know-how for boaters worldwide, while inspiring the use of well-designed boats to connect with friends, family and the natural world.
‘Auk’an 8ft Huon Pine and KingBilly dinghy designed by Iain Oughtred.
Ned and son Tom giving a ribbing demonstration at the 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
‘mrs wilsons‘ dinghy in build

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