Monday, May 5, 2008

full scale

I did a full scale test on Sunday using some 12' long 4 X 4's that were salvaged from industrial size pallets. I learned a few things:
  • One person can assemble this thing but two people make it really easy
  • The gravity only connections work wonderfully
  • The full project will not fit in my yard . . .
  • 12' long 4 X 4's are too long!
The last image shows the amount of bending in many of the sections - 12' is just too long - fortunately I was able to change my lumber order to 10' pieces - which will be arriving this Thursday.

More full scale experiments this weekend.

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