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Old 09-28-2017, 04:38 PM   #11
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Beams radiating from center -like rafters to ring- is one way. Post and beam atop piers is the usual platform framing. Los of photos online of the standard

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framing. I built my platform using that basic technique.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:47 AM   #12
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Hello all.
I thought I would give an update. Cutting the lath then putting them in a bending jig while still wet worked great. They didn't take long to dry because they are so small. I have about 100 full length lath pieces with tons of shorter ones.

I'm starting to plan for the platform and I have a question. What's the best way to attach the walls to the base? I though the walls go on the outside of the base then a cable keeps it tight to the base. However, I've seen pics of people using angle iron and screws into the floor, which wouldn't look too good.
My base will probable be about 8" tall so I was thinking about putting a strip of wood an inch or two around the base so the lath can sit higher on the base.
Any other suggestion would be appreciated.

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Old 10-05-2017, 03:52 PM   #13
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How we did it on my yurt was to bend plywood all the way around it and have the plywood come 1" over the deck. You kind of get the idea here:





You attach the walls to that skirt with screw/grommets:



Does this make sense?

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Old 10-05-2017, 06:32 PM   #14
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Hi Jafo,
That interesting. Is there a cable along the bottom perimeter? I wasn't planning on using poles along the wall to hold up the roof but I like that idea.
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No wire along the bottom, just the top. The studs are there for snow support more than anything else.

BTW, the lattice is anchored to that skirt (or floor, can't remember) with a little bracket.
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Thanks. I will keep that in mind. I wanted to avoid brackets on the floor but it's an idea.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:19 AM   #17
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I dug out my

Pacific Yurts

install manual and they have a perfect illustration of it:

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That's a nice clean anchorage, better then my ell brackets screwed to the interior.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:57 PM   #19
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I've been working on the deck and platform and I'm making progress. I will post pics this week.

I have a question about the lath. I haven't decided on what to use to hold them together. I was thinking bent nails but I'm worried about how they will look. Also, should I connect the lath through every hole? I've read that most of the time certain holes are skipped.

What's the best way to attach the lath together?
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:53 PM   #20
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Hello njtool,

If you look at this pic you can see how I build in the platform straps to the lattice when assembling it. We make them out of 18 gauge galvanized steel.

As you see in this pic it screws into the platform of the yurt.

Watch out however because there is still a relatively sharp metal bracket here that would touch the fabric. That is why after this pic was taken another bent piece (exactly as Jafo described) goes around on the outside of the brackets.

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