Title: Crosscut Coppice

Materials:  Sweet Chestnut

Approx size:  1.5m x1.5m x65mm

Location:  Private collection

Date:  2012

Cross Cut Coppice takes its inspiration from a living sweet chestnut coppice tree. Coppicing is the earliest form of woodland management, an ancient tradition that is still maintained in King’s Wood in Kent today. Coppice stands can produce healthy timber for several hundred years. Products are made from the variety of branches to create items such as bean and hop poles, fencing, furniture and architectural timbers,

Whilst walking through the forest, this tree was selected and an exact template made of its circumference to create the outline. The varied size of branches growing at the base produced the beautiful pattern of the internal space.

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