Carving a Crab on the Beech

Carving a Crab on the Beech

After finishing the gannet seat, the next beech log was also to be somewhere to sit ~ this time it had a double seat on one side, a single on the other. The position of the two seats meant there was a large area on the top of the log, and the way it forked cried out for a crab with his claws reaching along the timber.

There was a lot of wood to chip away to ensure the crab stood proud of the log, and some thought had to be given to several areas where rainwater might have stood ~ I made sure there were plenty of sloped areas where it would run off and prevent the crab from sitting in his own little rock-pool!