I made this arbor in Spring this year from a yacht that I salvaged at my local boat yard. On the technical side it is made from cedar planking on oak frames with a mahogany bulwark all on an oak keel. There is a shallow deck at the bottom of the boat made from marine plywood, this is painted dark grey and in the photos is the dark part running vertically at the back of the arbor, so the horizontal deck has become a vertical back wall. The seating itself is made from new pine planking with 45 degree beveled edges.
The boat was very old, maybe World War 2, so it shows the signs of its age, but I think this just adds to its character. Some of the original caulking has gone, so during the day the sun shines through with attractive patterns. A Solar powered light is now fitted in the extreme tip of the bow and at night illuminates the seating area and the immediate ground around. This also reverses the effects of daylight in that the spaces between the planking allows light to shine out emphasizing the shape of the hull.I think this is a beautiful, quirky and a unique addition to the garden, it is a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine as evening falls. It makes a great place to dodge the rain and will be a real bonus as we all get ready for lock down during autumn. The arbor is in Suffolk, so if you are one of those fortunate souls to live in one of our Suffolk coastal villages this will be a perfect fit for your garden. The base of the arbor is still rough cut as it came from the boatyard, I left it this way as it perfectly fits its current position in my garden, I would be perfectly happy to cut this level to suit its new location at your home. The round article in the base of the boat is the hub cap from a 1970's Rover 3500 and allows you to judge the dimensions of the arbor. The item "This two seat Arbor is hand made from the bows of a genuine wooden yacht" is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Garden & Patio\Garden & Patio Furniture\Other Garden & Patio Furniture".
The seller is "mrtriumph3ta" and is located in Stowmarket. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.