|Nailing the posts to the Simpson piers.|
A carpenter would tell you the same. Building a structure, like the deck in these photos, is working with basic materials: metal, wood, cement, stone, dirt, etc. It's done with amazingly simple tools: hammers, circular saws, string, a level, a square, and a pencil.
Using these tools to make a sturdy structure takes skill, experience, and the eye of an artist.
|These are the 3 main beams each 24 feet long.|
And it seems like they are always in motion!
A matrix of movement. Just when one section is set and in place, something shifts, bows, or moves a bit, making the whole enterprise interact and shift slightly out of kilter.
|Almost done with the 4 x 8 beams. Just |
a little nudge here, a little push there,
maybe a cross brace...
All within a quarter of an inch or so, converting thousands of pounds of material, 24 feet in diameter, over uneven ground into a first class deck.
|Admiring our handy work.|
Oh yes, and learner.
In a day or so, it will be a done deck, yurt ready.
And although I am enjoying the process...
I can't wait!