RECRAFTED

Creative recycling in reclaimed wood, copper and slate

Recent Work

Commissioned work completed since 2011
Tir Coed One Tree Project by  Recrafted.co.uk

Tir Coed One Tree Project by  Recrafted.co.uk 

Tir Coed One Tree Project by Recrafted.co.uk

Tir Coed One Tree Project

At the end of March (2013) local artists and crafts people were asked to attend the Woodland Fair at Tyllwyd, near Aberystwyth, where a sweet chestnut tree was to be felled as part of the woodland management. The idea was for everyone to take a piece of the tree, make something with it and then come to the open day in July to show what they had made.

This is what I came up with, initially I had the idea of starting with the shape of the branch and gradually squaring it up for no other reason than it might look quite interesting. However as I was doing that it occurred to me that the squaring could be thought of as a manipulation and would lend itself to the idea of genetic modification. I developed that theme and ended up with this. It is one of those things that you could go on exploring forever but I decided to call it a day at this stage. It is just a comment on genetic engineering and is not intended to promote any particular view.

Most of the work was done initially with a draw knife and spokeshave and then I used an Arbortech wheel fitted to a 41/2Ē angle grinder to create the square parts. I also used chisels and gouges and quite a lot of sandpaper!

Water feature by  Recrafted.co.uk

Water feature by  Recrafted.co.uk 

Water feature

This is a water feature made for a local garden. The vertical tubes are stainless steel with copper sleeves. The water is pumped up the tubes and flows out of the top and then runs back down over the wooden blocks to the tank at the bottom. The blocks are made from oak railway sleepers and the tube is reclaimed water pipe. The coping round the tank is reclaimed Welsh slate.

Easel system by  Recrafted.co.uk

Easel system by  Recrafted.co.uk 

Easel system by Recrafted.co.uk

Easel system

This was made for a local artist to use as an easel for painting and also to display work. The vertical supports can slide sideways along the horizontal rails and canvasses can be hung on the pegs. When being used as an easel the bottom of the supports can be pulled out by using an extension piece. Made from ash.

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