Week 177 (Starting the Pergola)

Last week’s post reported that construction was gearing up for the final push.  This week we are pushing hard.  A final (?) visit from the crane delivered the last major pieces of steel to be installed, a pair of pre-welded hexagonal steel columns each connected by a pre-welded flitch plate across the top:

Here is a detail of the steel showing a column marking “C” (of A, B, C, and D) welded into the flitch plate: Continue reading “Week 177 (Starting the Pergola)”

Week 176 (The Grass Is Always Greener)

It has been 8 weeks since my last construction blog update, and with another flurry of construction now in progress, it is time for another post!

The big changes are mostly happening beyond the studio, starting with the landscaping that surrounds the Main building:

With the soil tilled and prepared down to a depth of 12″, the beds are ready for the grasses:

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