Green Woodworking 

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In the process of renovating the forest, we produce a lot of woody material. With some, we built our chicken coop, our outdoor kitchen, and arbors. The smaller branches, with interesting curves and shapes, can be turned into bowls, eating utensils and other functional or ornamental crafts.

I am going to build more arbors and round pole structures this year as we have created a lot of pole wood from thinning our woodland and preparing planting areas. We are using Black locust as the posts, a natural alternative to chemically treated woods, Elm for all the above ground structure, also a rot resistant wood with great load bearing qualities. We will work with you to create a custom design and we can visit all the structures in the images below. We peel the poles and cut joints in our workshop in Trumansburg, enabling us to install the arbor cleanly and efficiently over a few days. Prices start at $1100 for a four post arbor.

Contact us about building an arbor for you this season.

The outdoor kitchen structure protecting our cob pizza oven, built from Black Locust and Elm. Trumansburg 2018

The outdoor kitchen structure protecting our cob pizza oven, built from Black Locust and Elm. Trumansburg 2018

Black Locust arbor, Ithaca 2018 $2375

Black Locust arbor, Ithaca 2018 $2375

Black Locust round pole arbor, Ithaca 2018 $1100

Black Locust round pole arbor, Ithaca 2018 $1100

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Northeastern Nut Medley, Aspen Bowl, Birch Serving Spoons.

I am a little low on wood carvings right now, more to come soon !