The timbers had to be displayed upright in their original positions and orientations- yet they were heavy, ancient, had bark on one side and had pointed ends (with axe-marks still preserved) that would be damaged if they had to take the full weight of the timbers. Nigel Larkin was asked to devise permanent supports that would hold the timbers securely upright from underneath without allowing any damage. The shape and size of each timber was very different, so tailor-made mounts were created for each one utilising archival quality Plastazote foam and Jesmonite resin. Nick Arber created the vertical supports.
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