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An example of one of Duke’s restoration projects was an intricate repair job for a famous Scottish castle where an elaborate over mantel had been severely damaged by fire. 

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Duke’s work involved carefully removing the charred oak and replacing it with new.

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In doing so, Duke had to create an exact replica to match the existing undamaged side.

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The entire piece was intricately carved by hand using traditional carving tools and techniques.

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Here you can see the new restoration work before it was coloured and polished to match the original surfaces.

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Finally the magnificent over-mantel at home in its full glory.