Ive recently managed to get hold of some beautiful timbers from various buildings in the process of being restored or sadly being demolished, some of these timbers or so Ive being told were once part of a wooden hull ship, as some of you may know at the height of the industrial revolution the introduction of the first iron clad steam ships saw the demise of the large wooden hull ships and many were broken down used in the construction of houses and farm buildings around the country but especially in coastal towns.
The photo above is a piece of English oak that once formed the lintel above a door way, this building had actually had render placed over all of the wooden features which obviously made them impossible to see until the property was bought and renovations had started to take place.
Over the next few weeks i will be using this timber to create some new pieces which will represent copies of furniture from that period.
The first piece which i have already started is based around a Livery cupboard which dates to around 1600 -1650 . Ive been studying different styles and designs of these types of furniture and have borrowed a few ideas and put them all together to create my own unique design. The image of the one below is by far my favourite but Ive decided to add some draws .
Ive not quite made my mind up yet if i should use timber fretwork panels for the doors or carved bone but I'm still in the early stages of this piece so Ive got a little time yet to decide, I'm also working on a small present for my wife for Christmas hopefully i will put some photos up of this in a few weeks, and finally i have a small project on the go which once complete will be used in my first giveaway so stay tuned for more details on that too. A warm welcome to my new followers, Many thanks for taking an interest in my works and following my blog.
Have a great week everyone! Tony.