Category Archives: Garden Gates

The Dragon Gate

After many hours of planning, design, cutting, wood-carving and slate-carving, I finally installed this in the customer’s garden last week.

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Assembled using half-lap joints, dowels and Gorilla Glue- I made this without using a single screw and the only nails are in the framing around the dragon head (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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I based the design on the drawing and brief supplied, but I also used Phi (the Golden Ratio) to work out proportions and dimensions.

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The details in the wood are all hand-carved. Marbles have been embedded in the wood to catch the sun and light up like LED’s.

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If you would like a truly individual garden gate, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk and we can discuss your ideas

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The dragon head after carving and before inserting into the gate.

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Carving the details into the wood.

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Assembly of the gate.

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The Swallow Gate

A hand crafted garden gate from 2014.

Here it is in place (and before the customer stained/preserved it);

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This took a fair amount of mathematics and four full days of work before installation.

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The carved swallow insert (© Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson);

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The gate during construction. This was made using lap joints and dowels (not a single screw or nail was used);

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If you would like me to create a unique piece of art for your garden entrance, please use the contact form or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk.