Project Description

The Forest School idea is very potent concept
around a theory that whatever children can do
inside they can also do outside. Ecclesall
woods, the ancient woodland within the city
boundary has an old Sawmill site. The site
has exciting new plans for developing a centre
for innovative use of timber and has a number
of small businesses and enterprises already on
the site. At the moment the Forest School site
has outdoor play area and a teepee. They
would like to develop a “structure” to allow for
some additional facilities – to be decided but
most likely an “outside classroom” and the
aim is to build the project.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Even God rested on the 7th Day

I'm not going to pretend to know what day it is, but I do know that we have no worked 8 days straight. Our bodies ache, our limps are tired and our minds exhausted. But there's always time for a blog right? I'm putting in a few snippets of the details we've been working on the last couple of days, as it all starts to come together...

The final column, the biggest and heaviest oak was hoisted into position using some serious people power.

Composite beams to add structural rigidity are now being applied and coach screwed into position. This means the temporary bracing is begining to disappear...

Coach screws at height too, as the angled roof timers and positioned.

Profiling of roof beams for canvas roof using a jig-saw.

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