Oak egg gate made in the hills of deep Dorset.

i worked on a beautiful garden in Dorset with a lovely family. we worked on the compost bays and the chicken area where we put in 6ft posts and made our fox proof fencing. To go with the theme of the chicken and new life they wanted me to make them a egg gate. (loved it) So i showed them steam bending and how the joints are made and put together.

They hold forest friday groups where the children come to the farm house to learn about nature and get involved and learn with their hands. i got involved with this and spent a couple of day with the kids teaching them how to be creative with nature and build with wood. making boats and bird houses.

i designed and made a traditional timber frame garden pergola garden structure.

using green Douglas fir, i made a pergola for my mothers garden. a fantastic project to learn timber framing on and very enjoyable to work on square material, a nice break from the complex curves of boats.

i used traditional Japanese technique where you waterproof and protect the wood by charcoaling the surfaces of the posts going into the ground, up to ground height. and using pine tar to add an extra barrier to the bugs.

i made oak pegs to go through all the joints.