Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Building a Yurt Floor, Part One
Yurta were really well done and accurate. There was a bit of head scratching to do in a few spots where things weren't totally clear, and of course, the boards I had cut were 2 x 5 1/2, not the typical 1 1/2 x 5 1/2. I think I did a pretty bang up job though.
Shortly into the morning, my gravel guy showed up, and dumped a new load for us to pick away at. It was about 6 feet further along than the last time - hopefully not an ongoing trend!By lunch I had managed to cut all the joists and stringers for the small yurt, and had nailed a quarter of it together.
Everything went very well. We spent our lunch hour discussing how to properly clad the top and bottom of the floor and how and when and where to obtain the materials.The weather today was really cold and wet, but clearly we didn't let that slow us down overly. Grandpa accomplished some really impressive results on the bush trail and driveway up to the yurts.The remainder of the week also looks pretty wet and dreary.
Tomorrow I will try to get a good showing done on the larger floor - at least I have the general concept now. Maybe tomorrow night I will go to town to pick up materials, and then return on Thursday for more materials. I think it will take a few trips just to get the items needed to complete the yurts, let alone my other shopping list!Well, it's sauna night tonight. I'm off to pack my robe and razor.