This week our workshop team under the leadership of Tommy Steele and in collaboration with Susan Harper Furniture, have been doing a tough, dirty but rewarding job.

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As you know, we make beautiful bespoke furniture using donated and recycled wood. Well this week we travelled to Perth to remove pews and furniture from a disused church, St Paul’s.

 

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It was a really tough job, and part of the remit, in order to take away the wood, was that the contractors removed the pigeon muck around the church.

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To give you an idea of exactly how tough, the church has been derelict for 30 years and the team removed an incredible 50 tonnes of pigeon muck. That is a lot of old, smelly, dried-on muck, making for not the most pleasant of working environments. But everyone worked like troopers and now we have lots of church pews to make into beautiful furniture.

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What will we do with them? We don’t know yet.

Here’s an example of other work we’ve had commissioned. We’re very proud of Tommy and the workshop team!

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