|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 07-19-2008 04:10 PM||3126 views||3 times favorited||31 comments|
This is taking ‘rustic’ to the extreme. My inspiration for this competition entry was a heap of driftwood that has been cluttering up my woodstore for some time. It came from the North Sea coast and so it’s anything but sun-bleached!
As is often the case with things I make, the materials dictated the end product, but even more so with this ‘project’ as I tried to avoid, as much as possible, cutting the wood. In accordance with the rules, it’s certainly recycled ‘junk’; it’s probably unique. As for ‘special’, mmm?
Most of the fixings were rusty ‘finds’, including a number of old horseshoe nails. I like to think it’s the sort of thing Robinson Crusoe might have knocked together on his desert island & it’s a good rehearsal should it ever happen to me!
Whatever, it’s been a change from dovetails and lustrous finishes!
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