The New Picnic Bench, Bourton Park, Buckingham
Adapted from a design used by Buckingham Town Council, I have lengthened the table top overlap at one end to enable wheel chair users to tuck themselves more closely under it. Many families and groups of young people helped with the decorative carving. Made from best quality redwood. Installed Autumn 2013.
0.9 x 2 x 1.6
I have shown hundreds of beginners in woodcarving how to get started. Running summer-holiday drop-in sessions for families and young people in a park in Buckingham is one good way to do this, enjoyable for everyone. With my guidance and involvement Bourton Park now has a robust new picnic bench made unique with decorative carvings designed and made by all the people who joined in the work.