A tale of two structures

Last weekend I watched on in awe as our Lachie, with generous help from family and friends, coordinated the first stage of building a magnificent new structure on our block. The frame, pictured below, will soon be transformed into a studio/workshop. Lachie crafted the frame from White Cypress-pine Callitris columellaris, using traditional timber framing techniques … 120 mortise and tenon joints in total!


A work in progress!


200 pegs – fashioned from oak … thanks Adam!


Standing tall and proud.

At the end of the day, as I stood under the frame and marvelled at what had been achieved, I spotted a Weebill carefully weaving a lovely nest in the outer foliage of one of the overhanging Yellow Gums … apt indeed!


Weebill arriving with nesting material, Wyndham Street Newstead, 14th November 2015.


The almost-complete nest, 15th November 2015.


This time with spent wattle flowers to weave into the outer web of the structure.

6 responses to “A tale of two structures

  1. Both look amazing.

  2. Just goes to show how very clever our avian population are ! Great shed but needs far more than only a beak!

  3. Awesome effort Lachie, spotted it last night. Looks amazing!

  4. Genius! Love the timber framing. What do we have to do to get on our block?

  5. Well done Lachie! Very impressed, would like a closer look later on. Bryan is singing your praises!! A proud grandfather!

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