Edinburgh – fancy bench and curved wall

We built this dry stone bench and paved seating area in August and September 2018. It was both a fairly simple project in terms of the design; and a complex one in terms of the build.

The idea was to provide an enclosed space for the family to sit outside. The wall would be highest where the bench was built to provide support and shelter. The large sweeping curve would fall in height to a square pillar and step to give access to the driveway and the garden.

The bench stones are cantilivered to make it appear as though the bench projects straight out from the free-standing wall that supports it.

There are two arched recesses and three small candles recesses made to create visual appear and break up the stonework.

The Alston stone and indian sandstone paving was supplied by Border Aggregates of Kelso; and the large cap stone used on the pillar by CED Scotland.

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