Saturday, 27 March 2021

Wooden Flowers Frieze Ark | Handcrafted | Painted | Noah's Ark

Flower Frieze Ark

Wooden Noah's Ark

Whilst keeping to a traditional formula for wooden ark decoration, this uses a brighter and more modern colour scheme that makes the most of the warmth of the Columbian pine on the roof and boat.  This is the only one of my wooden arks that I finish in a matt varnish

As a guide I have priced the Ark with 10 pairs from the main list, but you can have as many or as few as you like.  A roof and the house lift off.  The animals are in lime wood, decorated using non-toxic paint and varnish.

Size: 20” x 13” x 7” The ark can be inscribed with the recipient’s name.

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David Plagerson Handcrafted Noah’s Arks

My wooden Noah’s Ark sets were inspired by the traditional ones I first saw in the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood,  Like those, mine are hand-made and richly painted, designed to be pleasing to the eye and hand, and strong enough to withstand vigorous play.

Each Noah’s Ark set is an individual selection from within my existing range of ark designs, and over 100 different pairs of  wooden animals.  The list continues to grow.  Both children and adults have asked me to create everything from exotic, extinct and mythical animals, to family pets. I can also make bespoke arks, based on your own home.

David Plagerson’s ark sets could be bought ready painted like this example or unpainted with a beeswax finish.

Many customers build up their sets over a period of time. Usually they start with an Ark and I post them a pair of animals each month.

“…when modelling a wooden toy, special attention is giving to the animal’s  faces, to give them a real sense of character. What makes me happiest is all the correspondence I receive from parents saying how much their children love playing with my toys.”

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