Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Community Shelter update - making the structural skeleton

Posted: March 29, 2022 at 11:25 am Author: Jo Murray Marketing and Communications Officer

Over the last few weeks, the Community Shelter has started to take shape with the structural skeleton in place. Take a look at the timelapses below to find out more...

Arches timelapse

There are 32 arches that will form part of the Community Shelter structure. Working with our community participants the skilled carpenters from Xylotek completed all the arches in 9 days - shown here in just over 2 minutes!

Foundations timelapse

Before we could raise the Community Shelter arches work had to be done to prepare the foundations.

Raising the arches timelapse

Over a week the steam-bent Oak arches were installed into place by Xylotek alongside our community participants.

Jig timelapse

To create the unique shape for the side openings of the shelter a jig had to be built and used!

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