Balcony Beams

Cutting Beams - 06

Between the concrete bond beam and the 12 columns will be a bamboo balcony, an area with hammocks, bookshelves and a long clothes rack for the free shop. The stairs on the east side of the hall will lead around the balcony to the lounge, where we’ll have another staircase near the front door. We measured, cut and placed the beams as we rose each column, and with the final beam in place a constant ring of beams prevents any movement, so its now a giant climbing frame.

Metal brackets will be screwed in next hold to it all together, and trusses will be added later for extra strength in the event of an earthquake.


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March 6, 2015 Other