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Jafo 04-04-2012 04:32 AM

The Yurt Platform
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The yurt platform construction has begun:

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The block was hollow and we drove rebar through their centers into the ground and then filled the block with cement. The uprights are attached to the rebar. We did it this way because the ground is very rocky so burying piers was not an option.

We hauled in the 2X6 tongue and groove hemlock manually, carrying it on our shoulders as most of the new road has yet to settle.

Getting there!

Jafo 04-05-2012 07:14 AM

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Here are some pics from day #3. We are using 2X6 tongue and groove for the platform. It should sand up nice!

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Jafo 04-05-2012 06:34 PM

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They have basically completed the platform today:

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I still have to sand off some of the dirt, and seal the deck, but otherwise it is ready for the yurt!

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YurtSquared 09-19-2013 12:38 PM

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Great pics! Love the documentation. Thanks for sharing all this work.

HawaiiYurts 09-19-2013 05:37 PM

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That's a BEAUTIFUL platform! We tend to do the T&G too, sands and varnishes up SO nice~~~ And take out the need for the joists and sub-floor. Cost ends up being about the same!

Robo 09-25-2013 04:40 PM

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It's obvious you enjoyed building that platform because it is superb. My home made 16' yurt is currently sitting on the ground. I'm starting to think about a decent 2x6 floor for it.

Robo 10-04-2013 09:18 AM

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My 16' yurt platform is done. My next door neighbor strolled up and said, "Bob that is a work of art. You're a master carpenter." Like I needed my head swelled up. lol

Robo 10-04-2013 09:42 AM

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Leveled the yurt site dead flat for support pads. No piers needed. 19 - 80#bags quikrete, 46 - 12"D sonotube x 3.5" H pads on 2 to 3' centers support 2x4 deck framing. Simpson rafter ties embedded in concrete pads anchor the joisting to 1520 pounds of concrete pads. 36 courses of 2x6 deck boards, butted tight, top the framing, screwed with 3" plated deck screws. 2 gallons paint on framing and deck. Yurt khana will be anchored to deck with home made 90 degree angles.

Real Mongolian, huh? lol

YurtSquared 10-04-2013 10:18 AM

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haha thats funny. Do you have any pics?

Robo 10-04-2013 11:50 PM

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You know, I'd really like to do that, but I don't have the computer chops to load pics on here, or anywhere else for that matter. I'm 'computer challenged' lol I'd have to have someone who knows how to load them looking over my shoulder and showing me step by step how it's done. Bummer. :/

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