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November 26, 2019
Kirkside Park Access Bridge, Roxbury NY
Kirkside Park Access Bridge
Kirkside Park Access Bridge
Kirkside Park Access Bridge
Kirkside Park Access Bridge in Roxbury NY. This is a rebuild of a bridge we built in 2007 which had suffered a great deal of weather damage. It was built atop three large steel railroad beams using a combination of pressure treated lumber, white oak planks, and eastern red cedar trees. The overall size of the bridge is 34' long x 8' wide.
November 17, 2019
Pine Plains Pergola
Pine Plains Pergola
Pine Plains Pergola
Pine Plains Pergola
Pine Plains Pergola
Just completed 'Pine Plains Pergola' measuring 14' long x 10' wide.
October 19, 2019
Wave Hill Shelter
Wave Hill Shelter
This is a recreation of an 18' long structure built in 2004 called the 'Wave Hill Shelter'.
October 10, 2019
Poet's Walk Benches
Poet's Benches
Rhinebeck Bench
    Two new benches awaiting delivery to Poet's Walk Park in Red Hook NY. Pictured is a 5' 'Rhinebeck Bench' and a 6' 'Maverick Bench'.
October 9, 2019
Olana Couples Bench
Olana Couples Bench
    I recently visited Olana State Historic Site and got to see many of my benches in their natural habitat. This one built many years ago was a first for me. It's a 5.5' tête-à-tête bench constructed using locally harvested mountain laurel with a white oak plank.
October 5, 2019
Poet's Walk Benches
Maverick Bench
Poet's Bench
Poet's Bench
Building benches for Poet's Walk Park on a beautiful fall day.
July 31, 2019
Rustic Benches
Waterloo Bench
Garrison Bench
    The top image is a recreation of one of our oldest designs called 'The Waterloo Bench'. The bottom image is a copy of a bench that we originally built for the historic Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison NY. The bench measures 4' wide and is built entirely using bark-on eastern red cedar trees and branches.
June 23, 2019
Bedford Tower
Bedford Tower
Bedford Tower
Bedford Tower
    This is our 'Bedford Tower' finally completed. It's a 7' diameter octagonal two story children's tower built entirely using locally harvested eastern red cedar trees and branches. Overall height is approximately 15'.
June 16, 2019
Bedford Tower Roof
Bedford Tower Roof
Bedford Tower Roof
Bedford Tower Roof
    This roof was built for a 7' diameter children's tower and it measures approximately 10' in diameter. I now have to dismantle the roof and install it on site.
June 5, 2019
Holmes Deck Railings and Bench
Holmes Deck Railings
Holmes Deck Bench
Holmes Deck Bench
    I built this large deck railing project over the winter at my shop and installed it on site once the temperature rose above freezing. Some of the elements had to be built on site but the bulk was created beforehand. After the railings were completed we added the rustic eastern red cedar bench.
May 2, 2019
Ossining Fencing
Ossining Fencing
Ossining Fencing
Ossining Fencing
    This was a small fence project in Ossining NY that was built for some existing climbing roses that are temporarily trellised behind it. Hopefully I'll get to see some images when they are attached and in full bloom.
March 4, 2019
Yaeger Gate
Yaeger Gates
    Here's a custom built gate constructed to fit an existing arbor in Georgia. I really like the combination of milled and bark-on materials. It was built at my shop in Saugerties NY based on measurements provided by the client and shipped out with hardware attached ready to assemble.
February 3, 2019
Poet's Bench
Poet's Bench
Poet's Bench
Poet's Bench
    This bench is a re-creation of a bench I built for Poet's Walk Park in Red Hook NY a few years back. It measures a little over 8' long and is built entirely using locally harvested eastern red cedar trees and branches.
January 11, 2019
Eastern Red Cedar Benches
6' Rhinebeck Bench
5' Rhinebeck Bench
6' Animal Kingdom Bench
5' Waterloo Bench
4' Maverick Bench
    This is a group of benches built for a few separate clients. Two will be traveling to Maryland, one to Pennsylvania, one to Ossining NY, and one to Woodstock NY. Check out our bench page to see more examples of our benches.
January 1, 2019
Highlights of 2018
Mountain Laurel Bench & Table Set
Roxbury Bridge at Kirkside Park
2018 Benches
Wildwood Pergola
Porch Railings at Hullets Landing
Mayhew Shelter
Fishers Island Gazebo
    The above images highlight only a few of the projects that we completed in 2018. Visit our 2018 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 2019.
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