May 20, 2011

Mesquite Beams Across Passageway


Mesquite beams have been placed across a passagway between the kiva room and the main room.  The thickness of the walls in the passageway are approximately 3-foot thick. These are the beams mentioned in the previous blog.  Each beam is 8-foot in length, approximately 8" in diameter and weight between 150-220 pounds each.   It took about 1-day per beam to strip the bark off the logs with a draw-knife, sand the beam and apply tongue-oil to bring out the texture of the wood and help with preservation.

The next posting will detail the placement and securing of these beams.

1 comment:

bborden said...

Bart, Those look excellent. Patricia and Bruce