Easier said than done

Sometimes metalworking seems so much easier than woodworking.  Said the woodworker. 

But really, this photo is of brass "twigs" cast and welded, the first bits for a pair of garden gates.  Now I suppose one could argue that using twigs themselves (i.e. wood itself) would be easier.  But not a realistic option.  

Make a handful of molds, melt brass and pour it in.  Then cut to length, bend as desired and then stick them together with a hot flame.  Don't like it, unstick it, restick it.  No sawing, sanding, gluing, clamping, drilling, nailing, screwing. Sigh.  Said the woodworker.

 

Beautiful brass twig lattice for garden gates being made by One-Off Furniture.

Beautiful brass twig lattice for garden gates being made by One-Off Furniture.

The gates will be at this garden entryway.  The garden is a delicious drought tolerant dreamscape. Gravel and succulents and raised beds and remainders from its days as a small orchard: figs and citrus.  

The fence is stuccoed block and stained redwood.  Just awaiting the gates. 

Almost there

Almost there

And here is where the passage leads... 

St Helena garden

St Helena garden