18 September 2007

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

Well the first roof beam has gone up without incident.

One of our neighbours came round this evening after work to help Fabrice put up the roof truss. First of all they nailed the middle section to a metal post high in the air in exactly the right spot, then piece by piece moved each section into place and joined it to its neighbour - tapping the wooden stakes in one by one after the joints had been tapped into place.
They finally joined the middle holding beam just before nightfall.

Merci Maurice!
Roof beam up - thanks Maurice !

3 comments:

Nick Ritar said...

Your blog is so inspiring, we hope to start construction of our little strawbale cottage in the next few months. We'd like to use the natural stone around our farm, but it's quality is fairly low, so it may well end up as garden walls.

We are blogging our project too, it's still early days, but we are full of beans :)

Mousie/Paisible said...

the photo is great and the work too...as usual...be well...

purejuice said...

i feel like singing thus spake zarathustra, this is incredible!!!!

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