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Derbyshire born, Derbyshire bred, all handmade by me, in a Derbyshire shed! - Rob Thornton


Oak doorstop from reclaimed timber

This doorstop was once a farm gate!

Made in Burnaston in south Derbyshire over 50 years ago, probably with reused oak already.

It has now been remade into a doorstop, showing the original joints. 

Remade for it's next use!


In rural south Derbyshire is the family smallholding, with one field called ‘cow close’ and the other ‘millway’. Although there was never a mill called Cow Close Mill, the ‘millway’ name probably refers to a long lost windmill near the farm, and so it just seemed to fit for my ambitions of a studio and workshop!

Cow Close Mill Doorstop

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