Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Settle down

I love working on historical buildings, and recently I have been doing some work in the garden of King Johns House, in Romsey. This is down a little alley opposite Romsey Abbey. It's open to the public and locals will know that you can use the gardens as a short cut into town from the car park. A big plus for me is the tea room!

It's a timber framed building, tiny and beautiful, full of character.

This week I am making a bespoke Oak bench. As this has live outside it is made of air dried oak, to reduce cracking and movement. The components incorporate a curve in the design. Time to get the band saw out.

Off to the carvers now, so they can add a memorial script. I will be back as the components go together.