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Rippled Sycamore and Elm Bench

Handcrafted in our own Workshop, this 4ft bench has been created from Rippled Sycamore and Elm that was grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland.

The naturally occuring “rippling” within the grain of the Sycamore gives an almost 3D effect that causes the finish of the bench to look as if it has been quilted.

The bench has been protected by multiple coats of oil and then waxed. This bench can be used for a number of purposes; by the side of a dinning table, to stand at the foot of a double bed, or even as a much-needed coffee table.

This bench, along with others from our workshop, are available to see in our showroom at The Handmade Crafthouse in Dumfries.

An artistic take on our logo has been burned by hand into the underside of the bench

 

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Arise

Winter is drawing to a close. The long dark nights are becoming a thing of the past. As the sun rises up and announces the coming of new life, the seasons change and we move forward into springtime.

We are celebrating the coming of the new season with the launching of a series of Giclee prints taken from an original mixed media painting, Arise, by our very own Gail Dixon.

The painting itself depicts the sun rising up above a Hilltop bringing light, colour and life to the community that nestles beneath it.

The prints are available in a variety of sizes unmounted, mounted or framed. Mounted or framed prints come signed by Gail.

Framed prints will be framed by hand in our own workshop using our bespoke picture framing service using locally grown wood

You can find Arise, as well as prints of Gail’s other work, here.

 

 

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Wych Elm Journal

Making a Homemade Wych Elm Journal

A Journal in the Making

By Mike & Gail Dixon

Elmus Glaba also known as Scot's Elm or Wych Elm

Ulmus Glabra, or more fittingly, “The Scots Elm” is a tree that has been ravaged over the years by the Dutch Elm disease and it is hard to find timber of practical size and use. A while ago I came across three twisted, bent and in places cracked boards. Despite all the faults the beauty of the grain hidden beneath was crying out for a special purpose. So I bought the wood, thinking they may come in for door panels and they have sat in my wood yard since then.

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