Friday, June 25, 2010

What is this thing rising from the ground?


Not very ship-shape, I admit. You need a lot of imagination to flesh out the rest, especially in this rather poor photo. That bright sunlight streaming in made for a very high contrast field of view.

This is the first of two "towers" that are the foundation for the deck.

This one, all levelled off and set in place, will form the raised forecastle. Its twin is assembled in the garage ready to lift into position once I've marked and dug holes for the footings. That one will hold the stern deck. The mid deck will be suspended between them on pairs of 2" x 6" beams.

All this will form a rather square core for the structure, but will be largely hidden from view. Projecting deck joists laid across will give it more of a "ship" shape eventually. But that is a long way off yet.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like good progress to me! Getting started is half the battle.

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  2. Wow! I can't believe you've begun this project. I salute you, Ian. I can't wait to see more pictures.

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  3. You're right, Jean. Luckily I've done enough big project by now that I've had practice overcoming that hurdle.

    And more pictures will follow, Stella, as things progress.

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