Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hi Datura, et al,
Do keep us in touch.
If you are not in a palm or thatch roof area, then they probably used a shake or slate for roofing. If you give me your exact geographic local, I can be of more service. Reciprocal roofs are neat looking and do have merit yet are not really a vernacular form in most arias. Also, "round" architecture (especially vernacular forms) are almost always of a "transient nature" and not meant for permanent installation. (ie yurt, ger, ti-pi, igloo, etc.) Most are still either square, or rectangle with gambles while some are octagon with corbel roofs like you would find in parts of Mexico and on the Dine' reservation. I look forward to being of more service if I can.
So, again, great idea, yet not enduring at all.
Ludger wrote: I assume you tested traditional chinese or japanese methods like smoking, charring and drying and they failed in the tropics?