Saturday, April 29, 2006

This is the very last day the Black Cat could possibly visit the earthquake shack, and guess what, he was there and the so were the shack volunteers, mostly busy with packing. But they were very nice and told the small assembled crowd all about the "wood tents," who stayed there (the working class) and how they were built. Start with the floor (Douglas Fire 1x4); build the top plate around the four edges of the floor; raise the plate up and start nailing the redwood boards, usually 1x6, but in the case of the particular type "A" shack on view, 1x4. No studs are used (even at corners) except at openings.

If you have sharp eyes, you can figure out as well as anyone else how to build an earthquake shack.