|The post, bracket (thanks, Bob!), and 8" X 8" frame for the platform on which the Upper Yurt will be built. There will be a Lower Yurt, walls and ceilings, etc., that will surround the Upper Yurt, providing living, dining, and kitchen space.|
|The completed frame, sitting atop four peeled logs (a maple, a pine, and two cedar) from the land. The platform is a 12' square (not many right angles in this building project!).|
This is the "hub" of the platform, linking together the eight cantilevered joists.
|The wall posts are set on the Upper Yurt platform.|
|The lintels are nestled between the tops of the wall posts.|
|Starting the roof, the ceiling boards are installed first.|
The ceiling is now in place, and the ring beams are installed.
|Six inches of foam insulation (R-39) is now installed between the ring beams.|
|Looking down the Upper Yurt roof at the oval slab for the Gallery and the 17' diameter studio. Note the roof boards on the Upper Yurt roof.|
|The roof sheathing is on, the cedar breather (the black stuff) is in place, and the shingling is started.|
|The wall sheathing for the Upper Yurt is being installed. Windows will be constructed in each of the 16 base-up triangles formed by the wall posts -- all the way around. The Upper Yurt is to be the bedroom, accessed by a spiral staircase. There will be a half-bath up there.|
Posted on June 13, 2005