Last week this huge 20 foot long redwood timber ridge-beam was lifted onto the dry stone greenhouse which we built in California last year. It had been specially cut and hewn for the job and lay waiting to be set in place for several months.
The long 12" x 12" thick beam joined the two iconic pyramid shapes to create a unified whole.
The beam was set at a diagonal into specially created pockets in the two peaks of this folly structure to form the apex of the gables
It was exciting to see the beam lifted by the huge Gradal. It was guided into place by Sean Smyth and Jerry Sheilds
I was very pleased to see the structure looked very much the way I imagined it would in my original drawings.
Lots of visitors came yesterday to see this building completed and also inspect several other of the unique dry stone structures that are dotted throughout this Gualala property.