After many hours of planning, design, cutting, wood-carving and slate-carving, I finally installed this in the customer’s garden last week.
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).
I based the design on the drawing and brief supplied, but I also used Phi (the Golden Ratio) to work out proportions and dimensions.
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.
If you would like a truly individual garden gate, please PM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your ideas
The dragon head after carving and before inserting into the gate.
Carving the details into the wood.
Assembly of the gate.