GALLERY – Garden structures


Curving arborOne of our clients takes her gardening very seriously. We built all three of these garden structures on her Rappahannock County estate.

This curving arbor supports climbing roses. The gentle bend means you can’t see from one end to the other, which gives it an alluring air of mystery.


Fenced garden


Although it gives the appearance of a formal cast iron fence, this vegetable garden enclosure is made of pressure-treated wood. It’s a nice way of inviting Peter Rabbit to go elsewhere for breakfast. We built the little tool shed as well.



 Painted gazebo

We constructed this hexagonal gazebo as a demonstration project for Scott’s book “Building Outdoor Structures”. The parts were prefabricated in the shop, so the frame went up pretty quickly in spite of the curved roof. The time-consuming part was weaving cedar roof shingles along the six swooping hips.

The owner provided the painted-lady color scheme – just right for a garden folly. Now she has a ringside seat when her dogs do belly-flops in the pond.


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