Log ring braces continued to be inserted between the trusses
in the north section of the Fire Arbour. While those inserted between the top of each taller concrete cylinder followed an arched pattern, those
near the ground and at scaffolding heights were horizontal. In the south section of the Fire Arbour, all log ring braces were inserted last week and sheathing for
this section started. A 1 x 6 strip of Pine was placed between each pair of
trusses, similar to a band in a basket, creating a form against which to
bond the sheathing. Strips of Pine were then arranged, cut to fit, and drilled diagonally into the curvature of the section.
The installation of sheathing on the upper section of roof proved to be more
dangerous so carpenters wore safety harnesses. Once an entire section of
sheathing was completed from the ground to the roof, it began to be covered with
tar paper and cedar shingles.
Labels: Atikamekshen Anishawbek, Fire Arbour, First Nation