The box base was constructed from particle board and the ark itself from 5mm MDF board. Originally the sides were ‘grooved’ to represent planks and then painted matt black. (The bible original
was covered with pitch or tar) Someone suggested to me that the covering for the Ark may not have been black pitch. Deposits of this may not have existed pre flood. But rather, tree resin or sap, showing the wood colour through it. Later I planked one side
and one end with balsa wood, which I stained to represent this.