Hedge-laying, log stores and dry stone walling

Dry stone walling, Green wood craft, Hedge laying

I’ve added some new images to the site. Recent commissions include 2 wedding arches, a log store and three gates. I’ve been busy hedge laying – picture shows 28ms of hedge layed in Lancashire & Westmoreland style (stakes every 3ft) Its a style that means the hedge is stock proof (its a sheep hedge) straight away. In this one I only had to add in one piece of brash (at the very end).

LH 2 LH 3

I’ve just started a big walling job too – various repairs (gapping up) rebuilds etc.


Penistone Show and Guisborough Forest Festival

demonstration, Hedge laying, Stalls

A busy weekend of demonstrating tool handle making at Penistone Agricultural Show (Pics to follow) and demonstrating hedge-laying at Guisborough Forest Festival.  (pics to follow) Both were busy with a lot going on that I didn’t get to see!. I met a couple of old boys who still layed hedges – “to stop it being too draughty for the sheep” 

Only managed 5m of hedge all day! so must have talked to a few people!!

Hedge, gate and fence commission

Gates, Green wood craft, Hedge laying

DSCF1569DSCF1572 A recently completed fence and gate commission. The client liked the tall posts – I was going to cut them down to the same height as the fence!.



Been meaning to post this picture for a while – it is a over grown part coppiced/low pollarded part laid ‘hedge’ near Dent (one of my favourite places). Around there  most of the hedges are managed which is great to see.


Country show in the snow and hedge-layed, gaps planted

Green wood craft, Hedge laying, Stalls

Completed hedge As well as completing the Standedge hedge Ive been busy restoring another large hedge. This time it involved laying a bit, coppicing a bit and planting 320 hawthorn, blackthorn, crab apple and dog rose in the gaps.  It was a tough one trying to find time inbetween overnight frosts to plant/lay.


Fireside and garden Ive just made and sold a lot of this type of furniture, its fun to make with prices ranging from £15 – £35. get in touch if you would like any (its made to order at the moment)

Off to Country showOff to Slaithwaite

And finally me and my sandwich board off to Slaithwaite Country Show. I couldnt get the car out or get to my stock to have a full stall.