Sunday, 6 October 2013

Inspiration in Local Woodland

Whilst walking the over day through My local woods we came across a really old Oak tree, the bark had peeled off and a sudden moment of inspiration hit me..

Why buy Cork Bark when good old English Oak might work just as well.

As you see below the Bark has a fabulous texture and once cut should make for some imposing cliffs. I'll leave it to dry for a few weeks before I start to cut it up and once cut I'll blast the pieces in the microwave to kill off any nasties....




We managed to secure quite a few pieces...much to the amusement of my wife.



If interested in seeing how these might turn out head over to this link where I built a small rocky outcrop using cork bark

Cork Cliff Outcrop

5 comments:

  1. Very nice find, I have used this in a few projects before. It has superb texture although is much harder to cut and shape

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  2. Put it somewhere warm and dry. I made some trees from clippings and they've shrunk overtime so beware. Great find and look forward to seeing what you do with them.

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  3. Nice idea! Looking forward...

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  4. Modelers are born environmentalist. Great imagination.

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  5. Your cliff post had inspired me to source some bark from my garden where it was being used as mulch. It is drying at the moment, but that is a good tip about zapping it in the microwave.

    Great posts!

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