Chatham Pulley has been made from a batch of reclaimed English oak timbers. Rescued by Sticks & Stone timbers previously were a part of Chatham Dockyard in Kent. This historic dockyard was closed in 1984 & has been subject to renovation since then. The beam used to create this stunning piece once formed a part of the original historic buildings on the site.
The Royal Dockyard at Chatham closed in 1984. This brought an end to the 400 years of fleet support and warship design, building and repair on the River Medway. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust was established & was tasked with the stewardship of the dockyard.
The Historic Dockyard is the most complete dockyard of the age of sail in the world. There has been a continuous process of investment since 1984. The majority of the dilapidated buildings & infrastructure have been renovated so they are safe to be used once more. The removal of timbers from these buildings meant that we were able to rescue them from this site.
Chatham Dockyard depicts all elements of the age of sail, ship-building process from ship design through the preparation and working of timber and iron, the manufacture of rope, sails, flags, paints, rolled lead and galvanised iron, to ship construction, repair and refit on the slips and in the dry docks. This is reflected in the Chatham Pulley through the character in the timber & the addition of refurbished metal work.
The Chatham Pulley is a wine rack full of heritage & versatile as it is freestanding. It is a true testament to it’s previous life in the dockyard & features a refurbished metal pulley.