The Outer Benches

We found a timber yard near Petworth that specialises in milling ancient oak from trees that need felling - much from the Petworth Estate. Our requirement was for thick oak timbers following the natural curve of the tree.


Here we have our massive delivery.


A few tons of fresh oak stacked by the Pavilion and below this is how big benches are made!


Artist Ruth Wheeler carving out lines from World War I poetry.





Ruth also specialises in pyrography - the art of burning images onto wood, for example, here scorching an image of a poppy.