Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Skinny walls

I am going to try filling in a 2x6 wall with sections of bale. I have done this kind of cutting before with an electric chainsaw but since we have a Wood Mizer on site I think I'll use it. I tried one bale and only lost the first cut. I think it will be tough to get three cuts out of one bale. Two in the center part seems more likely. Lots of straw for cob and plaster left over. Plan is to put up chicken wire on one side and tie bales to it as well as to each other and to the studs. Once plastered it should be bomb proof

Friday, June 25, 2010

camera on a stick

here is a shot of the front of the complex. yesterday I put the rooflet and decking on this side of the middle space. now the rain stays out and I have a place to work in the shade. it has been HOT lately here in DC.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rafters over the Bath

The rafters are in place over what will be the bathroom area. The roof will be very low angle due to some upstream constrictions. Because of that we are going to try a little green roof here. We have pond liner and DC is pretty wet.