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!
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.
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.