Forest Party – Original Seating

We had a party in the woods & needed some more seating urgently, so we made chairs from logs, planks & recycled old chairs. They are very quick & easy to make, people loved them!

chair made from log and old chair back chair made from logs


This building was a great project! A friend of mine in the Brechfa area commissioned me to build an 6m x 4m Oak framed building to house a cordwood boiler & a timber store. I jumped at the chance & selectively felled the Oak trees on the property, milled the timber on the yard & built the Oak frame in one of the outbuildings on site, for a genuine eco-friendly build. I only built the frame but it was finished off beautifully by a local builder with a slate roof, wool & wood bat infills & lime render, just waiting for a nice curved top door. Took approximately 270 man hours to mill the timber, build the frame, & erect the frame & is held together with 236 Oak pegs (no nails needed here!) It looks like it’s been there for a few hundred years! A big thanks to Steve Atkins for helping me erect the frame.

Finished wood building Wooden frame

Smaller creations

Some of my smaller creations. The first picture below was a very challenging one at that! I was given this piece of very twisted grained Yew from a friend of mine, & was already a roughed out spoon blank with a faint crack, so I felt an obligation to finish the project. Though a very demanding carving, I loved every minute! (It’s often about the journey, not the end product, although this is a beautiful decorative spoon).
The next two pictures show a spoon made from an Ash branch curve, it’s very slim but very strong as the grain is naturally bent this way. This spoon was gifted to my friend Holly.

Twisted grain yew spoon Spoon from Ash Ash spoon finished