Pint of bass, porkpie, and packet of crisps please
- 7 Jul 2010
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I agree as the old conservatory on our house was one such dismal brown monstrosity and to add to its horror a polycarbonate roof. It was the first thing we changed after we bought it...yet I still got £100 for it on eBay!
I got given a brown monstrosity earlier this year. Luckily it was single glazed and I've recycled most of it into cold frames, firewood, etc.
Most of the wood was garbage but you can find some nice pieces in cr*p modern joinery which have got there by mistake - it's worth having a good look.
And horticultural glass is a good substitute for period glass - it often has a similar ripple - I've just put two pieces in the doors of a Victorian school cupboard I'm tidying up. All nice pitch pine which was under thick white gloss on old varnish like bonfire toffee.