Dumfries House Live Build Update

A few pictures showing progress on the stone Doocot we're currently building up at Dumfries House. Plans are afoot for some woodcarvings to be on the corners of the internal beams together with the oak front door. 

Lots of hard work but great to be working with such a good team and it's good fun trying my hand at some stone carving and building work!

Last week building up the buttresses

Last week building up the buttresses

Starting to apply the string course.

Starting to apply the string course.

The balustrade under the window now fitted.

The balustrade under the window now fitted.

Drawing out the window arches on the floor with a giant compass. A template will then be taken from this and used to carve the arch stones.

Drawing out the window arches on the floor with a giant compass. A template will then be taken from this and used to carve the arch stones.

One of the possible designs for the oak beams inside the doocot.

One of the possible designs for the oak beams inside the doocot.

Posted on September 10, 2014 .