Monday, May 31, 2010

Making shapes

Between the kitchen and the rest of the house far years there has just been a rough hole in the wall which has been there since we arrived. well with both sides now finished it’s time to finally put the last piece in place the arch itself. DSCF3348So we built the arch former from ply and small bits of pine. DSCF3350Once the former was complete then came the task of fitting it into the opening.DSCF3355 we screwed two boards across the bottom of the opening.DSCF3358 Then the arch former was fitted between them and secured in place.DSCF3363 Rebar has been put in to give the arch added strength. Note also that the other side has already had the boards fitted.DSCF3366 We poured the concrete in and added the extra boards as we went along.

DSCF3370 With all the concrete poured in and the boards fitted it was time to cross fingers and pray that we had got the concrete where it was needed.DSCF3393 The following day it was time to take of the outer boards and see if we had in fact managed to get the concrete into the right places. As the photo above shows it looks like most of the concrete is where it needs to be, with just a few bits needing some surface patching…

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