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


  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

  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.

  3. Nice idea! Looking forward...

  4. Modelers are born environmentalist. Great imagination.

  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!