We had the pleasure of being asked to travel to Lindisfarne (the holy island) in Northumberland to examine one of the castle doors and bring it back to our workshop for repair.
The below photos show the process of the repair where we carefully removed the existing bottom rail front and the rotten bottom front of the stiles, we then manufactured replacements to sit in their place. In order to encourage water to run off the new bottom rail (rather than behind as it has been) the rail has been set back into the back-bottom rail. The bottom rail and stiles have been joined using a traditional mortice and tenon.
The door was then returned to its home, in time the repairs will begin to weather and blend in with the rest of the door and we look forward to seeing it in a few years’ time once the repair has aged.