Structure is Shaping Up – Building the Cabin at Glehias

Glehias Carp Lake have begun work on the Floating Island Cabin in readiness of the 2014 Season, here’s this week’s update from Lee…

Despite the volume of rain we have seen lately, the project is still running on schedule; there’s no better way to slow a job down with time spent covering power tools up constantly instead of cutting the timber!

This weekend we have managed to get the doorway opening set out and the bulk of the roof framework in place. It was really pleasing to feel the whole structure become rock solid and square itself up after the 6 hip rafters were fixed in place; this is exactly how I had designed the structure to work, with lots of triangulation.

Glehias French Carp Fishing

The hip rafters go in and this ties the whole structure together

Glehias French Carp Fishing

Looking in the front door!


Next weekend, the plan is to finish up the roof structuring and complete the studwork on the last of the external walls which will partly house the toilet area and gas cupboard. The Toilet will be set in a room which projects slightly into the decked area (the perimeter walkway).

After this comes making all the external joinery such as windows and front door. Three of the windows are round and one is a panoramic rectangle. The front door will be arch topped, again with a round window in it. These should keep me busy for two or three days working on a bench indoors out of the rain!

Glehias French Carp Fishing

The lakeside workshop

For more information on Glehias follow the link – French Carp Fishing



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