Globe Theatre in London

Globe Theatre in London

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London

Project Description

This beautiful project involved selecting an unusually wide seasoned Oak for use in creating the new Oak framed structure that was patterned on a Jacobean form of Arcading seen at Chilham Castle in Kent.

The Challenge

This exacting project required finding suitable lengths and widths by selecting from well-seasoned stock and sometimes only being able to use one plank from a log. Whippletree also assisted the main contractor in machining the particularly wide sections to yield a true and uniform blank ready for shaping and carving.

The Results

The results were that the impressive new playhouse won the Wood Awards 2014 in the commercial & Public Areas Category through the excellent work of the main contractor and their associates and knowledge of where to source the right materials.

Additional Information

Main Contractors: McCurdy & Co

Oak Supplier: Whippletree

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