It's a New Year which must mean new start? Well that's almost true. Slow Split is going through some changes and I'm going to fill you in on what they may be over the next few weeks, but I thought I would whet your appetites with something new.
As much as I enjoy the intricacies of whittling, it's always been an interest of mine to make something a bit bigger, so that's how I have started 2017. I was given the opportunity to use some large beams taken from an Central London property, and make something that resembles a coffee table.
Not bad for a first attempt? It's quite a simple design and had some teething issues but they were soon worked out. The table is 40.5 x 27 x 14.5 Inches and is made of very thick old pine. Part of the charm of the piece is that there has been nothing done to the wood. The state you see it in here, is the state it came down from the ceiling in. Other than cutting the wood down to size, everything else is as it has been for decades. The legs are bare steal hairpins, which compliment the type of inductrial type of wood I used.
On the table we have some more new Slow Split products. The glass serving jug I have used as a vase and the stackable wine glasses are part of a new range of kitchenware I will be soon selling. (Those details are coming soon!) You can also see glimpses of a hand turned bowl that I have been working on since the festive break. This is going to be one of a number of new hand made products I will be selling, along with some very exciting yet simplistic candlestick holders.
The candle stick holder will be available in a range of sizes and woods so make sure to check them out when they become available!
As I mentioned at the start, Slow Split is going through some changes, of which I will be discussing in more detail in the next blog post. However, I have given you a glimpse of what is to come, but fear not, your favourite chopping boards and spoons will of course still be available. They will be accompanied by a very exciting new range, which I can't wait to share with you!
Until then, keep up-to-date by following me on Instagram (@slow_split) and keep an eye of slowsplit.com/shop which is constantly updated with some of those ever so popular spoons and boards.