|Project by Arthouse||posted 06-24-2014 12:19 PM||2695 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I saw this yesterday and had to post it to show how it failed. This is a downtown park project put up by Architecture students and lead by a Architecture Professor. They assembled this dome on the ground using pine strips and pushed it upward using many people and 2×4’s to prop it up until they could bolt it in place. If you notice there are straps pulling it in place and supports holding up the center section. Also the curve has fallen in some places . I took a closer look and saw where they failed . The whole structure is made of soft wood not one piece of oak or birch for a stronger structural design . I ‘ve build a lot of outdoor structures and never use soft wood unless it is cut into large beams like 6×12 or 12×12 . It is such a beautiful design but never gets the full intend , looks like they never consulted with a real woodworker. The lesson here is always consult an old grizzled woodworker like an old attorney they are a library of wealth filled with knowledge that saves time and money . All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart