English Burr Oak Garden Swing:
This swing has been made from a piece of English Burr Oak and hand spliced Manilla rope.
I was researching various fixing methods in order to attach the seat base to the supporting rope. I was reluctant to use some sort of stainless steel shackle so after a few minutes of contorting the rope in various ways, I stumbled upon a rather attractive double loop method.
The rope has been handspliced with a thinner gauge of Manilla tightly encasing the splice, also usefully doubling up as an ergonomic grip to ensure hours of swinging pleasure...
Where better to photograph an Oak swing that hanging from an old Oak tree in Richmond Park, London.