Well House c.2008

The Geauga County Agricultural Society, Fair Auxiliary, commissioned us to replace the existing well house with a structure that would incorporate a portion of salvageable timber that was recovered from the removal of an approximately 300 year old white oak tree from the fairgrounds in June 2008. The size and shape of the old oak tree influenced much of the design of the well house. We had to work around a bit of decay, but most of the old-growth wood was still sound and a real joy to work with. The framework is all white oak, including the pins. An oil-based semitransparent stain was used to protect the exposed wood against the elements.