Log House #2 (Pan Abode) Build Progress

2011-10-07 15:20

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The gable-ends have both been hoisted into place, the centre stud wall lifted and the roof beams dropped into place to join them all together. Sounds simple... but we had high winds during the whole of the day that the crane was on site, making it extremely difficult to lift anything without it swinging widely (or spinning like a propeller blade). Catching a beam as it came spinning down was more exciting than we would have liked, with a rope attached to one end of the beam and three of us on the second floor trying to catch it without either being knocked, or dragged, off the open edge. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the last beam had been raised without anyone being injured.