8th day: Sunday, 19 Sep 2004: Concrete done and roof started

Last weekend we were traveling, so no time to work on this project... Also this weekend I didn't spend a lot of time on the hut. On Saturday the weather wasn't too good and I felt like doing other things (yes, that can happen!). Today I started with the roof. That was a major thing to do - the drawing I had made a while ago left some items open for interpretation... I lost one log by sawing too short to begin with. But the second try was ok, I put everything together and updated the drawing. I need four more of the roof elements, but those should be done fairly quickly now that I know what to do.
 
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At first some "old" items - this is the rear support log with the concrete hardened.
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And the front support log with the concrete hardened.

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This shows the support construction needed because of the vegetable growing area of Gabi and Richard. The construction is still somwhat shaky in the horizontal direction. I will add horizontal diagonal stiffeners.

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Finally the new thing - the first roof element is ready. I have temporarily mounted it on the east wall structure. Note that lateron it will be about 10 cm higher because the wheels will go under the longitudinal log.

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Another view, somewhat dramatic...


Prepared by dvk, 19 Sep 2004.
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