Zig Zag bridge project.

8 Nov

Yeah I made it with 2 days to go, although I have been working on the next project as well. 


We started with clearing and levelling, well I say we it was Karen really. Once it was clear I had a mock up of how it would be.


Walking this felt a little narrow, I say we Karen really (although she was right) so I decided to put old reclaimed fence posts down the sides to widen it.


This felt better and Hazel gave it the appreciation resting position. Now the next problem how to strengthen the corners. I made H frames to support them.

We had to deal with putting the gap through to the office and the veranda. 

Yep that should do all I have to do is concreate them in.

I added some more strength on the corners to make sure. So with all the dry fit done, I removed them all to paint I say we Karen does like a bit of painting so I let her carry on.


It was felt that the centre section (yep you guessed say no more) may be a devil to weed. So I dug it out and laid a concrete slab.

Next we put new membrane down so we can get the stones back. I have also put 3 monkey poles in for display.

Final assembly.

Just have to wash more gravel to fill area. I hope over time to wear back the centre board to give it a used look.

Over the winter I will concentrate on the Tokanoma.

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2 Responses to “Zig Zag bridge project.”

  1. Chris Durne November 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    Well done to Andy and Karen for creating the bridge with all the work involved. It will be interesting to see how the japanese elements of the garden continue to evolve.

  2. bindibonsai November 9, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    Coming along nicely Andy, I look forward to see the final product. Drew

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