The seat of this bench was carved from a heavy piece of pitch-pine, one of two lengths that were kindly given to me by a friend in the village. All other timber was picked up on Oare marshes.
The front and rear legs of the bench were cut from a 12 foot by 4 inch square post which I first spotted on a walk along Oare Creek with my son. This was sodden and far too heavy to be carried home so I went to pick it up just an hour later using my bicycle as a trolley, but it had gone. Thinking it had been taken, I was surprised to find it a month later in almost the same place. The timber, I think is Poplar, an unusual find.
Lots of carved fish on this piece: an oversize Goby on the back rail; two Plaice on the end panels; and three smaller fish on the door panels.