Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

July 6, 2007

Getting the beams up

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 8:00 pm


Our son Joel has some work to do in Ottawa so he drops by for a few days to help build the walls.  Between rain showers we put up more of the box columns and then build the box beams above them.   The box beams are heavy — we begin construction on the ground by attaching one of the centre 2x8s to the plywood base, lift that up to the top of the box columns, and then add more 2x8s.   The beams are made of four 2x8s on each side of a 2″ space which we will fill with more insulation.  Again we are grateful for Dennis’ new nail gun, even though it is a bit temperamental!

You can see we’ve tarped the coloured concrete floor to protect it while it cures and before it can be sealed.  Now if we could only convince Rosie that it is not to be used as her personal bathroom!

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