Tipsy Docker is handemade from a reclaimed piece of English oak. This piece of timber was rescued from Foxton Locks & once made up this famous landmark. Designed in 1810 as an industrial solution, they allow canal boats & commercial barges to travel up an inclined slope. Laid out in two ‘staircases’ Foxton Locks have 10 locks in total. The Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal is home to these locks. They form an amazing addition to the appearance of the surrounding countryside & are also recognised as the largest flight of such staircase locks in the English canal system.
The whole site was subject a huge renovation project between 2006 & 2008. We were able to rescue the timbers & give them a new lease of life. Foxton Locks to this day is an impressive sight & the Tipsy Docker reflects this through the character in the timber & the addition of refurbished metal work.
The Tipsy Docker is a testament to the legacy of Foxton Locks. This wine rack is full of heritage & character. The design of this piece shows it off each bottle through the openings in the timber. This wine rack can hold 10 bottles of wine & bursting with character. This freestanding piece features the addition of refurbished metal work which really adds to the finish of the rack.