I find it especially rewarding when I can create a project from reclamation, and not directly from a tree. On one of my visits to my local timber yard, I came across a beautiful slab of teak. Upon enquiry, I find it had been salvaged from The Celtic Sea. Further investigation proved that it was actually part of the SS Pegu, which had been torpedoed in 1917 by a U57 German submarine. In 2011 the cargo and timbers were salvaged. Such was the quality of the wood; a large quantity was actually used in the reconstruction of the Cutty Sark.
My client at that time, Mrs Tiggi Lessen - a local landscape gardener with an eye for design and beauty, jumped at the chance of being able to incorporate, not only a distinctive quality piece of wood into her kitchen, but one steeped in such rich history. She now is the proud owner of a beautiful Burma Teak kitchen worktop, with a unique and historic provenance, that always proves to be great focal point at dinner parties.