Good wood - moody but magnificent, with an interior to die for. Lung Hagem’s Norwegian chalet is a wonderful combination of blackened timber and concrete on the outside and paler oak with more concrete on the inside.
Found this old piece of timber in the garden. I restored it and did my first ever proper bit of old school joinery. I only had a saw, tape measure and a chisel to work with so it’s a little rough around the edges but I’m very happy with it. Some genius came up with this in the past in order to join massive logs together to be used to build huge sea worthy battle ships. They didn’t have the luxury of working with metal back then so they had to get creative.