RESTORATION OF THE BRICK OVEN
Salt Cay Government House Bermuda Kitchen
By Candy Herwin
Inside the Bermuda kitchen – the oven and chimney.
We went in the bush to find the balance we needed of red brick. We then had to chip off old plaster from the ovens and adjacent walls and clean the flute….Notice the wood frame above large oven…this was polished to bring up the grain. The historic architects made critical notes which are documented on video.
BEFORE RESTORATION :
|Historical architects assess chimney and oven and make restoration plans for chimney and oven|
|Chipping old plaster from the ovens and adjacent walls and cleaning the flute|
Above: Rebricking the oven, back to original shape with historically correct materials
Below: Finally restored, oven and fireplace are ready for visitors to reflect on life on Salt Cay, Turks & Caicos