More on the Renovation of ''San Pupulju''

It's always interesting renovating or sprucing up old pieces of furniture. Wood was always very precious years ago (and still is) in most areas of the world - not least in Malta which has no wood of its own. Years ago anything imported either came in jute sacks or wooden crates, and these wooden crates where all utilised to their fullest as is shown in the photo above. The bottom and backings of drawers and cupboards, aged around 40 years or older, are usually made from old crates - this particular one obviously went through Colombo at some time in its life.