Sweet Chestnut Cart Lodge

 

The timber for this Cart Lodge came from a saw mill near Ipswich that was clearing out all dead standing sweet chestnut from a neglected coppice. This meant the timber was already partly seasoned. Below shows one of the wall sections in the ‘al fresco’ workshop!

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We raised the frame by hand, using many willing helpers. Check out the following timelapse:

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Just because we had the timber, we chose traditional mullions for fun…

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Naked…

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With common rafters…

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Nearly finished; the weather boarding and doors are all sweet chestnut.

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