It might not feel it for some of us, but summer is just around the corner. Soon we’ll be able to spend the evenings and weekends in our gardens, enjoying the balmy sunshine. You want your garden to be a relaxing place to enjoy after a long day at work, so we’ve put together 6 ways you can use carpentry to organise your garden and make it a calming place to retreat to on those hot summer days.
Potting shedEvery garden needs a potting shed, whether you’re green-fingered or a beginner. You can keep your tools and supplies in there, but you can also shelter your new seedlings in there.
The shed is also a place to start gathering your harvest of fruit and vegetables and save seeds for the next season. This shed is a roomy place for you to keep everything you need for your garden but it also looks great. The windows make it look welcoming and the array of plants sitting outside it add colour to this well-made shed.
Garden chairsYes, you can buy plastic garden chairs, but why not get a tradesperson to use their carpentry skills and make you a set of Adirondack chairs? If you have the room, you could create a conversation corner in your garden to talk about the important things in life.
These chairs have been handcrafted then spray painted different colours – what a way to add some brightness to your garden? Having them carefully place around the fire makes them a fantastic place to sit on those warm summer evenings.
Garden swingSwings aren’t just for kids these days. Ask a carpenter to make a large garden swing and make it comfy with some cushions. This swing’s interesting carpentry detail adds a traditional style and makes it perfect for relaxing with a book at the weekends.
Picnic tableEating your meals in the garden is one of the best things about summer. But for that, you’ll need a perfectly crafted picnic table. This table seats plenty of people and has a rustic look that complements any garden. Sit and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sunshine and make the most of the summer.
Tree houseJust like swings, a tree house doesn’t just have to be for the kids. Put your carpenter’s carpentry skills to the test and get them to build you a tree house that is a great play area for the kids and a place for you to retreat to.
This treehouse has a wonderful window allowing lots of light in and helping you to enjoy your garden from above the ground.
Chaise LongueWhat better way to spend the evening after you’ve been working hard than relaxing on a chaise longue? This wooden one displays some excellent carpentry skills and could be made luxuriously comfy with some cushions and blankets.
Whether you choose to integrate all of these ideas or just one of them into your garden, you’ll create a calming and relaxing space for you to enjoy a great British summer.