This border was designed and planted back last spring (2015) to provide year round interest. The summer and autumn colours for the past two years have been quite amazing and I knew that it would look pretty special with a hard hoar frost. The week before last we had one..!
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Here’s a recently completed pair of oak driveway gates made for a client that we met at the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair back in the summer. They feature curved rails and braces with asymmetric opening.
The gates are made from air dried oak to minimise movement as the timbers acclimatise and weather. All structural joints are mortice and tennon with oak draw dowels. The hinges and latches were forged at the Dorset Forge specifically to fit the curve of the rails. The gates have a sanded finish and have been treated to an undercoat and two top coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil.
Just had this design for an oak gate accepted by the client, which is nice. Will be made in air dried oak in the coming weeks. That’ll be us busy for pretty much the rest of the year.
This design for Oak Driveway Gates has just been accepted by the client, we’re rather excited about making these we is..! Going to be made in seasoned oak over the coming weeks.
The client is keen to direct visitors up the left side of the drive hence the asymmetric design. The curved top rail, centre rail and bracings add to the balance in the asymmetry and should be fun to make!
I was down gardening in Studland yesterday and couldn’t resist taking some photos of the swimming pool borders that I designed and planted a couple of years ago and last year – they’re establishing nicely. I should be back there next week and so will take some better photographs with a decent camera to do them justice.