Ok as none of us are much good with wood, We Decided that David should be in charge of creating/re-creating the canopy..
As we saw in an earlyer pic the canopy supports were very rusty and the wood was in need of stripping and repair..
This page covers the work our Father is doing to make us a new canopy.
heres some pics of the supports when we took them from 40 years plus storage ..
And heres where we are at 11/09/2011
David staining the support Close up
here is a repair David did And another repair the bolt will hold the side of the canopy on.
A close up of the repair Hard at it
End of 2011
Nothing much has happend with the canopy for many months now as we were waiting for wood.
Well now we have wood David is starting to get the canopy ready for a family friend to come and piece the canopy together.
1st job is to bend some wood that is needed to support the canopy and keep its curved shape.
Nick & David created a simple steaming device that would steam the wood in order it to be bent. This is made from some cast iron piping and a 40 gallon drum
heres a video of the first wood being steamed ready for bending
Over the weeks David bent all 4 pieces of wood needed to make the canopy
Just come out of the steamer and about to be bent Slowly does it
Wednesday 9th May 2012 canopy fitted!
Kevin Allen from 4k's Joinery came and fitted the canopy here's some pictures of the canopy under construction