This Elm trophy plinth was a special commission. The trophy is to be used in an annual golf competition, with the winners name and year won engraved on a brass or silver plate which is then added to the plinth. The top part of the trophy was quite top heavy. The trophy base needed to be wide and have some weight for stability. The Elm wood is quite dense and heavy, which suited the bill! The trophy base is 255mm wide by 80mm high and weighs approximately 2Kg’s.
The Elm is turned and sealed with sanding sealer and then sanded down from 240 grit, through the grades to 1000 grit. Two coats of EEE paste wax is then applied, buffing between each coat. A further two coats of shellac friction polish is then applied buffing between the coats. This gives a hard wearing durable finish while still retaining the natural feel of the wood.