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Limpet Shelves

These strong shelves are made from just two pieces of driftwood which I found after the first of the December storms in 2013. Both of them long, sodden and heavy, but still retrievable with the aid of my trusty bike. The sides, I think are Douglas Fir, a dense and surprisingly hard softwood, which turned almost black after the first application of linseed oil.
The limpets disguise a nasty hole in the timber and are carved from driftwood branches.
The sides are set into two hardwood feet which are carved with a watery splash and drips, this is not quite visible in the image.
Overall height is 5 feet, width is 2 feet and the shelves are 6 inches deep.