Jim Sharples Furniture
Bristol's historic lock gates turned into furniture


BBC Bristol - Benches made from 140-year-old Bristol harbour gates
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I was commissioned by BAM Nuttal to create benches from the lock gates that have been removed from Bristol's floating harbour. The gates where originally put in during the 1870's, and have been there since.

It was a fantastic opportunity for me to try something that had never been done before. I felt privileged to be working on such pieces.
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You can see the difference between the top picture and the picture to the left. There was much dusty dirty work in the transformation.

A ceremony was held for the construction company to hand over the commemorative benches to the City of Bristol Harbour.