Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Brace of Braces

For the past five weeks or so I have been putting in a lot of work helping Jeff out at H2O Composites building canoes. I was working roughly 4 or 5 days a week 9 to 3, then at least 2 or 3 evenings 7 til midnite or so. So finally this weekend I got the second support brace installed, and pulled away the temporary support holding the main platform up. These two braces were fairly fussy, as I had to cut a couple of compound cuts by hand with the chainsaw to fit them in place properly. I still have to trim them slightly to improve their fit to the angled beam holding up the four floor beams, and after that I plan to install an additional cabling system for support. It is nice to see the treehouse up and supported the way it is meant to be. If you take a look at this photo and compare to one in the previous post, you should notice quite a difference with the temporary support removed.