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Carved wood, c 1890s.

Carved wood, c 1890s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


Wood is easy to cut. Timber is cut from tree-trunks in a saw-mill and then cut to shapes that can be used to make buildings and furniture. The elaborate design on this section from a wooden fireplace was cut by hand using gouges. It is posible to mas-produce patterns carved into wood using complex machinery.

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