a gate a blacksmith and a bench

Yesterday Darren the blacksmith brought my gate back. It took him a lot longer than he expected but I am very pleased with the result.

Today I have been working on a bench. This is for a local National Trust property, it started as a an order for a copy of my Charlton on Otmoor bench but when I visited the site I felt it was not really so apropriate, it is quite an exposed spot and it is a very stoney place with lots of dry stone walls. So I did a redesign which the property managers liked and it gives me the chance to work with another local craftsman Geoff the dry stone waller. This is hte wooden part I was working on today, all locally sourced oak.

Nearly finished.

And this is my design which shows how it will look when finished. We hope to fit it next week.

3 Responses to a gate a blacksmith and a bench

  1. Joe Cottonwood January 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    That’s a lovely gate. Nice work, both of you.

  2. Dalesgirl February 1, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    Can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before – that bench is fab – perfect in fact.

  3. Robin Wood February 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    Thanks for the comments, looks like we might get some grim weather this week so I may hide in the workshop making bowls and fit the bench the week after.