Friday, July 18, 2014
Ft. Zumwalt update - July 2014
And I was pleasantly surprised yet again.
I the fore ground you can see some hewn logs arranged like another cabin is going up.
Jesse is either shaping, cutting and fitting the logs before raising them and the far west end (so he doesn't have to raise and lower them more than once), or it is a display for a festival this weekend.
I am going with the former.
You can see some progress on the far end second story.
he will trim the lengths before chinking.
Note how the top shingles over hang the ridge?
This is done with the prevailing wind, before we had ridge caps or tin for roofing.
This is just one of a couple ways to do it, and, like the structure, very old school.