Hafod Boeth Woodland, Gwynedd, Wales

 
 
 
  This was a very interesting project where the client wanted a bench made from oak from his own woodland. The only trouble was that the tree was half a mile up hill from the nearest drive-able track, and the location of the bench was another half mile up a steep muddy path near the top of the hill.  
 


  We decided to make the bench using timbers split from the main trunk of the oak. The sap wood was removed and the pieces cleaned up using chainsaws and draw-knives. The pieces where then carried up hill (with difficulty!) and assembled in-situ. The final form of the bench was inspired by the shapes made by river winding its way out to sea. For more one-off work like this take a look at the Rodas Design website www.rodasdesign.co.uk