Sunday, 17 June 2012

Simple little job

Nice little job to finish the week off, removing an overgrown leylandi hedge

I'm not convinced its improved the view at all, but the customer wanted them out, and they did kind of dominate that end of the garden. and now with the extra space and light they can plant something they actually want. and keep it at a manageable size.

The worst part of the job was how far I had to drag the brash, what you can see below is about a 1/3 of it, with plenty of pots, shrubs and right angle corners to make it that bit more fun!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Rustic Oak Bridge

A few of my evenings of late have involved work on a Rustic Oak bridge I've been asked to make for an artificial stream. It took awhile to find a suitable piece of oak, I wanted something with a natural curve to form the arch.

Once milled into 4" slabs I took to it with the chainsaw to accentuate the curve, which was then evened out with a plain and draw knife

I repeated this with the other slab and tried to match them as well as I could

These were then joined with quarter sawn oak boards

Not quite finished yet as I still need to build the 'off ramps' and put up a hand rail

I will update again when I get around to finishing it. I'm pretty pleased with it so far, it really sits well in the garden.