Following an initial meet in the Stradbally Forestry show I called to a beautifully private site in Limerick adorned with plenty of woodsheds, handmade wooden furniture and an impressive log cabin which later came runner up for Best Log Cabin with Bar in Channel 4s’ Amazing Spaces.
A post and beam porch with built-in seating was designed for the front entrance where a heavy barbeque is regularly fired up for intimate wining and dining in the fresh air. Heavy beams of Western Red Cedar need minimal protection and turn silver when left untreated which suited the clients’ wishes for an aged aesthetic to the structure. His taste in handmade work is evidenced by the axe marks which can be seen throughout every surface on the porch and also in the hand-split shingles on the roof, riven from Western Red Cedar and drawknifed to a taper.
February 17, 2016