So here we go, my first blog post! I’m going to be trying to put something up about once a week, musings about projects I currently have on the go and generally things I’ve seen which I think might be interesting and worth sharing. So as this is the start, how about a little bit about where this began and how I ended up sat with my laptop on my knee writing this.
I’ve always been interested in cars and have been brought up around them, my Dad is a engineer by profession so growing up around tools, making and fixing stuff is just second nature. I made a V8 table for myself years ago when I was still at Uni (feels like a life time ago now!) and then it just snowballed from there; now I build tables from all sorts of salvaged parts as well as seats from beautiful interiors.
I find it really satisfying creating something new out of objects which would otherwise be scrapped. Most of the engines I break for parts are non-runners and the interiors I use are all from scrapped cars. Believe it or not the Bentley and Rolls Royce interiors I upcycle are the least wanted part of the dismantled cars, if it were not for me getting my hands on them they would be binned, what a waste!
Speaking of a lovely interior, and to end on the present, this seat is a splendid example of a Bentley interior saved from the scrap. It’s a passenger front seat from a 1980’s Bentley Turbo R…recently re-purposed into a super comfy chair and now taking pride of place in the showroom at Car Trader Ltd in Lincoln, more photos to follow….