For decades, they have been used as a provision storage and as a boatswain’s chest – the two boxes to the right and left of the Dagmar Aaen’s midship hatch. They defied waves and salt water. But eventually even the best oak will suffer. So a replacement was needed. Of course, there are no such complex and individually built boxes off the shelf. But our expert carpenter Michael Stockmann and his trainee Matze Steiner started to work . The Stockmann carpentry shop near Magdeburg/Germany has been busy over the last few days cutting seasoned oak , making panels, milling and gluing frame parts and sanding, sanding, sanding. The result is impressive. Seven coats of paint are still missing and then Dagmar Aaen will get her brand new boxes.