Behind The Scenes: Hand Stripping 200 Tonnes Of Sweet Chestnut

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Holloway Hill Rustic Themed Adventure Play Area
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When you see one of our finished play areas, such as the ones above, it’s hard to appreciate how much work and skill goes into each one. Here, we are stripping sweet chestnut timbers by hand using a draw blade – a historic practice that isn’t commonly practiced anymore. However, for the rustic look of our twisted timbers and the natural, subtle lines that we desire in our play areas, we are unable to use any machine to perform this process. Only a couple of hundred more tonnes to go…!