Made from aged local hardwood–recycled slab fencing.
I dressed the wood first with a wire brush to clean it up, then a grinder to take out the ridges left by the original saw, then three grades of sandpaper to smooth it, and finished with vegetable oil and then beeswax applied with steel wool to give it a soft sheen. It went a lot darker than I expected but I don’t mind. The crushed velvet was an afterthought to add some decadent luxury to an already dark and medieval piece
The pine cone is from a giant Bunya pine at the local showground–it must produce only one every century as it is the only one I have seen.
PS I am about to post new photos on Facebook of the log home as it progresses in Estonia–if you want to see… https://www.facebook.com/richard.barnes.986