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Backyard Contemplation Intarsia Pattern

Backyard Contemplation Intarsia Pattern

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The "official" title is Backyard Contemplation but we just call it The Dunny. Aussies will understand this.

This striking and very popular design is a cross between intarsia and model making.

Our first attempt didn't have an occupant. Very boring with just the shed and the chickens.

The pattern and instructions guide you through making the background and then gluing the following bits on top

  • Old fella
  • Chooks - farmyard fowl to the non-Aussies among you
  • Door
  • Bushes

This finished design always attracts a lot of attention. As it will when it""s hanging on your wall.

But don't take our word, check out some of our Customer's Finished Dunny Projects

This comprehensive, full size, pattern will take you step by step through the construction process.

Finished Intarsia Size:
430mm x 400mm (17"" x 16"")

Number of Pieces:

Plan Size:
A2 420mm x 594mm (17"" x 24"")

This is a small section of the very detailed computer drawn plan that will guide you through the construction process

Some Sample Timbers used in this piece


Red Tulip



Red Cedar


Use these samples as a guide to colours only. You should use wood that you can easily obtain locally.

The pattern includes detailed guidelines on choosing suitable timbers. Need more timber colours? Check out our guide to Ebonizing and Bleaching Timber here.

All our patterns now available as instant downloads.

  • Available as soon as payment is confirmed and you save on postage. Start work in a few minutes.
  • Download is in PDF format.  You will need a PDF reader installed on  your computer to open it.
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