The Varndean Benches
This is one of two benches made with Year 9 students of Varndean School, Brighton, during a four day wood carving residency at the school. Made with old pine construction timber supplied by the Brighton&Hove Wood Recycling Centre. The students learned a lot about carving and worked very hard to achieve results in a very short time. Afterwards, I took all the pieces back to my workshop to complete the carving and assembly work before installation day, 27 July 2009.
This was the first time I had tried out this design, in which I aimed to provide maximum scope for carving combined with simple, robust construction.