|The New Hawk Circle Woodshed, Fall, 2011|
We got the firewood stacked even before the roof was up!
|The Old Woodshed and Trash Shed, Summer, 2011|
I know, it's scary, isn't it?
|Lucas Kane makes pegs for|
new Trash Shed Frame!
|Abigail assembles the New Trash|
|The posts are up with braces!|
|Putting on the Plate Beams...|
|Watch out for the pegs!|
|Classic Timber Frame Joinery!|
Putting it up was fun because it was so light and small. Usually we need a bunch of people to help lift the beams into place, but I could have probably done this by myself and been just fine. As it is, Abigail and Lucas did a great job, pegging it together, making little adjustments to get it to fit, and cutting off the pegs afterwards for a smooth exterior. We got the rafters up, too, and then I ended up buying a couple of sheets of plywood for the roof and some 1x8 inch boards for the siding and doors. I also got a few hinges and clasps too, to keep out the chipmunks, mice and rats.
|The rafters are up and the frame is|
Then, we moved the trash to it's new home, along with the recycling, and started tearing the old shed apart. We took off the old doors, and brought them up to our burn pile, and then we rolled that old shed up to the center of the pile and filled it with wood chips and shavings from our timber framing. They were extremely dry! We covered it with brush from some clearing that Adam did with the Caretakers earlier that summer, near the Garden Shed, and added some of the wood from the old shed too, that had too many nails to reuse, or was rotting or broken.
|The Epic Hawk Circle Trash Shed Bonfire|
|Hawk Circle Summer Campers and Staff, enjoying the|
cleansing power of fire...
|The Sill Beams, leveled and ready!|
|The First Bent goes up!|
|The Second Bent is up!|
|The Woodshed Rafters|
|Putting the last few roof boards up...|
|Ezra and Daryl put the|
Top Plate in Place.
We ordered boards for the roof, using a variety of 1" boards of different widths, and staggered these across the span of the structure. I did a lot of cutting them to length and handing them up to the crew to screw down in place. It came together very nicely!
|The new Railings, freshly peeled!|
|Waiting for Roofing Paper, March 2012|
in the Winter without Snow.
|The New Woodshed, filled with wood boards|
in early April, 201
|The Minnesota Waldorf School's|
Eighth Grade made Ash Bark
Baskets in the New Woodshed.
|Heather Burrill Cuts her Rafters in the Shade!|
|Garlic drying in the loft, mid July...|
So, Hawk Circle continues to grow and build, even as we work on strong programs that transform our youth, and we are ready for more! Wait until you see my post about Eagle House, coming up shortly! That's when things will get crazy!