One of the headboard linenfold panels hand-carved to a design dated c.1540. These panels were cut, by hand held tools, from a 20 inch square old oak beam. Note the irregularity of the frame mouldings, achieved using a traditional scratch stock, just as they would have been done in the 16th Century. There are over 100 hand-made oak pegs, octagonal in section and tapered, securing the mortice and tenon joints. The short upright sections, or muntins, of the framework, have been 'scribed' over the horizontal 'dust chamfer', as seen at the bottom of this photo.
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