Sorting through some recce shots for some house and property features, I stumbled across this shot. Taken in Sweden a couple of years ago on a recce for a project that didn’t progress, it’s an odd looking object.
But what is it? It was free standing, situated in the central hallway / staircase area of an old Sweden house, formerly the residence of a timber mill foreman. Despite being made from timber in the traditional Swedish style, the house dates back to the 1800′s. I love the feel of traditional log and timber homes, the have a natural warmth in winter that I find relaxing, yet are always light and cool in summer. It’s also surprising for someone from the UK living in brick built homes, just how old many traditional timber homes are in Scandinavia.
Back to the object. It’s old – probably as old as the house itself as it’s also very heavy and highly unlikely to be the type of thing you’d slide in through a side door. If you know what it is, add your comment in the box below, I’ll give a full description of it in a while, depending on who gets it right.