Bookcases & Cabinets

Dispatched for victuals for the captain’s table or canvas for a sail blown away in a storm, gigs were invaluable when in port or moored outside. Our lapstrake (overlapping strips of wood) gigs are not seaworthy, but they most certainly look like it! Clinker build, they add flair and atmosphere to any room, and display shelves turn them into fun cabinets and bookcases. The original Handbook for Travelers in India, Burma and Ceylon, carries extensive instructions for the minimum number of items needed for an extensive voyage in the tropics. Boxes, Trunks and Chests were packed and hauled on exploration, hunting, or military expeditions that traversed mountains and deserts. All this had to be packed and unpacked every single day.