Building a Roof

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Once the wall was up, we were able to figure out that we needed 32 poles for the roof. Mike built a tono (the centre ring) to hold everything together. He made a template, planed some planks of birch, and started cutting.

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He laminated and doweled three layers of birch together for strength.

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After a bit of grief, Mike drilled holes at an angle of thirty-something degrees.

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The tono was sanded and oiled.

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We started to assemble the roof.

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With help from friends, we got the whole thing up.

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Up next: Building a platform.

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