Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Still Working on the wild campsite

No it’s not a Wild West style gallows, it’s the beginnings of the toilet. There is quite a bit to do as you can see. Me and Lois got things going today. We got all the wood from Cottenham Sawmills, they did a great job getting it all ready, nice and local if you have any fences to fix and that sort of thing. Also in the foreground you can see the new fire pit that the 1st Burwell Scouts came out and built for us last Sunday.

Next the plan is to:

· Build frame to take the back wall and shutters
· Build the front frame including the door frame
· Add batons to the walls to take the cladding
· Build the frame of the toilet
· Build the ramp to link to the clay ramp
· Put joists in the roof
· Plank the roof
· Clad the walls, we have got waney board for this (a log cut into planks with the edges left wobbly to try to match the style of the log shelters)
· Edge the roof with thick waey board
· Clad and finish the toilet (apart from the seat this needs a nice bit of wood I am waiting for)
· Fix the corners of the cladding where the edges but up against one another
· Build the shutters and door
· Get earth onto the roof and add grass seed
· Sand everything that needs to be sanded

I’m glad I wrote that down as I now have a proper plan.... hope it works out like that.

In other news I finally got the tops of the handling unit cut off and it looks nice and smart, in a kind of rustic way.

There is so much to get done at the moment that sadly some things are still waiting. The concrete blocks are still out next to the Lodes way, the gates on Newnham Drove are still waiting to be removed, the Omega Signs are unpacked but not out yet... and lots of small things like that. If you use the Lodes Way regularly I hope to get onto this at the next free moment. But with ponds due to be dug and some other pressing issues it might be a few weeks.

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