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the first wofati - allerton abbey- version 0.7

 
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retaining walls are up, and mostly cut!
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back retaining walls
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more retaining wall photos
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installing the walls
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gable roof going up too!
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today: lots of fine tuning and preping the wofati to take the first tarp layer.
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first tarp up!
 
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I know its not done yet, but so far has it been harder than expected, easier than expected, or is this a dumb question because you guys had no expectations to begin with?

And its inspiring to see. Awesome job guys.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Yes! Looks good!



It looks like a lot of tough angles when fitting together the beams, but I assume you can notch and miter. You might not know that Boyce Lumber (in Missoula)- gives us contractor prices on things we buy a ton of (torque screws, mounting brackets) and, they give free advice. They have a computer they can enter support beams and distances into to calculate loads. There are tables I can give you to look that stuff up online, but I've found going in to give them numbers and sketches saves a ton of time. There's another company you can free advice at too in Missoula, but I like the guys at Boyce.
 
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Noah Jackson wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:Yes! Looks good!



It looks like a lot of tough angles when fitting together the beams, but I assume you can notch and miter. You might not know that Boyce Lumber (in Missoula)- gives us contractor prices on things we buy a ton of (torque screws, mounting brackets) and, they give free advice. They have a computer they can enter support beams and distances into to calculate loads. There are tables I can give you to look that stuff up online, but I've found going in to give them numbers and sketches saves a ton of time. There's another company you can free advice at too in Missoula, but I like the guys at Boyce.



Great to see the photos. Nice work for sharing; we know how much extra time and passion this takes!
 
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Beautiful! Inspiring!

Question: How deeply are those posts buried? Or are they just sitting on the surface of compressed earth? Also, what, if anything, was used to protect them from rot?

Thank you.
 
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after a lull in wofati-building while the workshops happened, we're back at it and there is some dirt on the roof!
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gable roof going up
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many layers of tarps on the roof and walls!
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gable roof
 
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more shots from today:
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dirt on the roof!
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is there a house there?
 
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