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(Or The Post Apocalyptic Woodwork Workshop)

It would be remiss of me, if I were not to mention some of the things that were otherwise destined for landfill that I have yoinked from skips (Always get permission!) over the years. I know you’ve heard it all before, “You wouldn’t believe what people throw out, these days!”, and the like. I have had a ton of old railway sleepers and of course pallet wood for use on my projects as well as better quality wood, like the block of sapele I am currently using to make a lap steel guitar with

To the left is an oak table I found around the corner from my flat. I dragged it back(over the the roundabout by the park gates across the pelican crossing) to mine and pretty much regretted it after the third flight of stairs (it was so heavy!!)but I realised after I had caught my breath that it was worth the effort for such an incredibly nice table. Apologies I have no finished pictures but it did came up lovely and It is presently in use at a friends house.

I have found Wooden blinds the coolest enamel coffee pot, an uplighter and a bench sander (have them tested by someone qualified.), benches, a stool I recovered and re-covered – haha, I have found 1950s panoramic picture of Nice and 2 framed lithographs of Bedgelert in their original frames

I found this hoop rusting in a skip on Devonshire road. The backboard is made of pallet wood. Ive found a victorian mangle an A0 drawing board, a computer desk, a sleek stainless steel bathroom cabinet,

… An amazing old toolbox, a stone (alright!- it’s resin) gargoyle, a 1960s projector screen, a 1950s projector screen…

guitar (was in a sorry state though) Soaking and a broken neck…


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