Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Art of Bracing....

Building with logs from your own property (and without the ease of dimensional lumber) presents some very significant problems--since all the wood is different dimensions, putting it all together gives an irregular regularity; restrained chaos. It also provides for some significant beauty! We have braced most of the corners. They are like works of art; simple, elegant and functional.

When all this is done, we hope to have a trashcan symphony of a house. Third World hut meets elegant, handmade, yuppified casa.

Some of the braces have their own beauty:

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