Monday, April 21, 2014

Own A Piece of History from Bespoke Abode

Martha's Vineyard is highly anticipating the summer visit of the recently restored Charles W. Morgan Whalership. As the last whalership of a distinctive era, she will begin her 38th voyage this summer, making a three day stop in Vineyard Haven around June 18th. 

Also with high anticipation, Bespoke Abode is excited to announce that we now carry Weathered Benches Co., handmade products crafted from wood discovered at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. This very same, historical wood was used for the recent restoration of the Charles W. Morgan.

This wood, which was found in 2010, had been buried in the 1800's to preserve it for the eventual reconstruction of the USS Constitution or the USS Constellation. However, as the Boston Globe Explains, by "the mid-1880s, the shipyard began making all-metal boats, and then, in 1914, on the brink of World War I, the timber pond was covered to make room for diesel storage tanks."

In today's design world, reclaimed wood with a story to tell is highly coveted, espeically when it is combined with outstanding craftmanship. The massive naval timbers of live oak and white oak have been used by the Weathered Benches Co. to handcraft beautiful benches, coffee tables, and accessories. We currently have benches and beautifully cribbage boards in stock.

We invite you to visit Bespoke Abode to see the uniqure pieces for yourself, and also to mark your calendar for June 18th for the opportunity to see the the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining whalership.

Read more about the Charles W. Morgan and the Weather Benches Co.:
Reshaping History, The Boston Globe | February 23, 2013
Charles W. Morgan Whaleship Brings History to Life, Vineyard Gazette | January 23, 2014
Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Nearly Ready to Sail Again, Vineyard Gazette | April 17, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring is here at Bespoke Abode!

Here is a sneak peak of Bespoke Abode this Spring.
Come see for yourself - you won't want to miss it!

Our current hours:
Thursday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm