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Green Oak Pergola Installation

Here are some photo’s of a green oak pergola that I recently installed for a couple in Surrey.

The pergola nestles into a space near the house where a swimming pool once was.

Once vines have been established over it it will provide a very cosy space to sit and bbq in those warm summer evenings that we are bound to get next year… Surely!? In the meantime some chilly stargazing through the rafters will have to suffice!

This photo shows the braces, the traditional pegged mortice and tenon joints and the detailing of how the top rafter locks over the top of the posts and cross rafters.

This snap shows one of the top post joints ready to be pegged. Also in shot was probably the most useful tool of the day, the ‘Mighty Thor’! My heavy copper/hide mallet, perfect for banging in pegs and the fine adjustment of 6″ green oak posts!

Through this commission I met a very fine chap called Gordon Croy of Accent Garden Designs. To whom I must extend my thanks for ensuring the site was ready to accept the pergola and hence making it a very straightforward raising! Have a look at the AGC website to find out more about them and to have a nose around some lovely gardens!

Finally I must apologize for my prolonged absence from blog writing! My girlfriend and I (and lots of extremely kind friends and, paint brush wielding, family members) have been very busy (totally!) refurbishing our new house. I hope to keep you all more up to date with BGO developments, news and musings throughout the twilight of 2012 and onwards into 2013.

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Bed Commission

Green and seasoned oak double bed.

Here’s a few photo’s of a recent commission that I delivered to a couple in Oxfordshire last November.

The head and foot boards are both made up of a pegged green oak frame, with seasoned oak in fills. Random curved grooves were added to the in fill boards, to great effect. The head and foot are tied together by longitudinal stretchers, using large lapped dovetails to lock them in at either end. Diagonal bracing to the central stretcher prevent racking. Larch slats provide a base for the mattress.

At their wedding, instead of having a normal wedding gift list, the couple asked for contributions to a furniture fund, from which they were able to pay for this bed. A lovely idea that has given them the opportunity to commission a unique and personalized handmade marital bed.

Please visit the medium gallery on my website to see photo’s of other bed commissions. And if you like the idea of having a truly unique bed, handmade to your own design then please do contact me by email peter@bespokegreenoak.co.uk or phone 07973 863 511

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