Friedel works mainly with the chain saw. For some 30 years he has made rocking pieces, sculpted furniture and carvings of animals, people and abstract shapes. His playscapes and monumental outdoor sculptures in oak can be seen in many sites in and around London have been commissioned by community initiatives, schools and local authorities. A good selection of rocking animals, one-piece chairs, benches and tables can be found at his informal ‘playground cum sculpture warehouse’ on Gabriel’s Wharf next to the Oxo Tower on London’s South Bank. He is there most weekends from 2pm to 5pm.