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Old 14-08-2012, 23:39   #1
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Default Shelter build out in the woods, today(pic heavy)

Hi folks, i spent today up at Wooplaw Community Woodlands, here in the Scottish Borders, building a lean to shelter for Wooplaw25. Oh heres a link to the event http://www.wooplaw.org.uk/?page_id=879

Seeing that the event is open to the general public, i thought it would be good idea to have a shelter built, so people can see what Bushcraft is all about.

And i thought you might like to see my progress so far with the build. There are no man made materials used in this one either.

Once i collected enough branches,i got to work. Frame Started.


Sides put in place.


Next it was time to gather Spruce roots, for the bindings. Next i split the roots and then 3 strand braided them.
I made 8 to ten feet worth.


And a close up.


The i bound on the poles to the main cross bar.




Next i wove sticks onto the back, which will take the thatching.


After that, i took finer twigs and wove them into the sides.


So all it needs now is the thatching.


Well thats where i,m upto just now. I will try and get back up next week,to get the thatching started.

And that was my day out in the woods.
Thanks for looking.

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Old 15-08-2012, 07:21   #2
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Excellent work man. Loving the work you put into that shelter.
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Old 16-08-2012, 03:12   #3
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very nicely done
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Old 16-08-2012, 07:08   #4
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Absolutely awsome buddy, the cordage is brill too, can't wait to see the finished shelter.
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Nice sturdy looking shelter.
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Old 21-08-2012, 20:47   #7
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Thanks folks, I have been back a couple of times,and heres where i'm up to with it.

Well i just had to gather Bracken,and start thatching.

Half way through.






And now the back is finished.




And one looking at it from the front,the Bow saw is for scale.


And heres how it fits into its surrondings.




All that was left to do now is thatch the sides, and build a raised bed.

Sides thatched and the bed frame laid out.




Bed and Pillow, logs inplace.




And one ugly git for scale.


And lying down on the job.


Well thats where i'm upto just now. I will put a long log fire in front to finish it off.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Stuart,

I will be reallt interested to learn how your first night goes in her. The roof and sides look excellent indeed.
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Superb thread - I bet that could stand for years
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looks the nads that Stu
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