Romancing the Woods

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2017 2016 2015 2014
November 15, 2017
Bethany Bench Swing
Bethany Bench Swing
Bethany Bench Swing Bethany Bench Swing
    We were finally given the opportunity to update our bench swing design. This is our 'Bethany Bench Swing' shown at our shop and installed on site. The bench measures 5.5' wide and the frame measures approximately 7.5' wide.
November 7, 2017
Taunton Hill Tree Tower and Deck (2 of 2)
Taunton Hill Tree Tower
Taunton Hill Tree Tower
    Here's a couple images of our new 'Taunton Hill Tree Tower'. This tower was built entirely by Rob Davis of Romancing the Woods for a client in Newtown, CT. The base of the tower and deck are 10' diameter octagons, the upper portion of the tower is an 8' diameter octagon, and the total height of the tower to it's peak measures 20'. There's interior seating on three sides of the tower base and three child thrones on the deck.
October 2, 2017
Taunton Hill Tree Tower and Deck (1 of 2)
Taunton Hill Tree Tower
Taunton Hill Tree Tower Taunton Hill Tree Tower
Taunton Hill Tree Tower Taunton Hill Tree Tower
Taunton Hill Tree Tower Taunton Hill Tree Tower
    Our 'Taunton Hill Tree Tower' under construction at our shop in Saugerties, NY.
August 25, 2017
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
Burroughs Deck Railings
    This is a deck railing project that we completed for a client in West Park, NY. This tranquil deck faces a gorgeous view of the Hudson River. Two sections of the railings were built high to support vines.
June 2nd-4th, 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
Country Living Fair 2017
    Romancing the Woods does only one show a year and it's always the Country Living Fair. It was a very successful show and we got to meet, and meet again, a lot of great people. As usual we were also surrounded by some great companies with amazing staff including; Hudson Valley Seed Company, Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc., Olde York Farm: Distillery & Cooperage, Beekman 1802 Boys, and Hetta Glogg. Cheers and see you next year.
May 12, 2017
Milltown Bridges and Railings
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
Milltown Bridge's
    This was a gorgeous location to work. The bridges existed when we arrived, however a little repair was needed on the facias to strengthen them for our support posts. We installed bark-on eastern red cedar posts and rails, then used mountain laurel for the decorative elements. Per our clients request we will be going back in the spring of 2018 to add mountain laurel to the hand rails going up the garden path.
May 1, 2017
Storm's Crossing, Weston CT
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
    The installation of 'Storm's Crossing' was a success. The bridge measures 29' long x 5' wide and is constructed using rough-surfaced treated lumber and bark-on eastern red cedar trees and branches. The bridge was built entirely at my workshop in Saugerties NY, then strategically disassembled to be finally installed at it's home in Weston CT. The installation was completed over a period of two days with only myself and one assistant. A lot of prep work went into this project in advance to be sure that it would go smoothly. It went so smoothly in fact that no one had to get wet.
March 31, 2017
Storm's Crossing, Saugerties NY
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
Storm's Crossing
    These images show the construction process of 'Storm's Crossing' at the Romancing the Woods workshop in Saugerties NY. This was the longest arched bridge that I have built to date and I learned a lot during it's construction. Everything had to be carefully thought out in advance to be sure that I would be able to take it apart and reassemble it again at it's final home in Weston CT. As you may notice it was so large it ended spanning my entire shop. It was good to finally complete it and get some space back for new projects.
January 3, 2017
Highlights of 2016
Skyview Tree Bench
Skyview Entrance Arbor
Kirkside Park Bridge 2016
Larchmont Pergola
Dutchess News Poet's Bench
Benson Bench 2016
Fencing at Poet's Walk
Midler Bench Swing
    The above images highlight only a few of the projects that we completed in 2016. Visit our 2016 Blog and Photo Updates page to see more, and be sure to keep checking back in with us to keep up to date with all the new and exciting projects we have lined up for 2017.
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