After weeks of careful planning, sketching and preparation the first materials were in place, and the 'hands-on' work was well underway before Christmas 2008.

steel leaves an feathers

above: the steel feathers arrive on site



timber being laid out

above: the oak is laid out and the design sketched before carving starts



The locally-sourced green oak, weighing in excess of 3 tons, arrived and was inched into place.

The oak, pictured right, has been laid out on bearers and will form the two carved screens that will flank the road.

The next stage will see a flurry of sawdust as each piece of oak is carefully carved on both sides, forming the backdrop to the gateway.


This item was posted 12/12/08

Wood for fencing harvested


Carving nears completion


The oak arrives