From our good friend Yogan and crew in France. He has turned out to be a master carpenter!
Here are pictures of the new tower on our workshop:
We just finished the four-sided roof with three lucarnes (dormer windows) and a campanile (small roof on top of the roof).
The frame is chestnut and oak, squared by hand; the roof framing is complex due to the four-sided roof. We had to use the old technique for assembling all the tenons and mortises.
The tiles are made with a 100-year-old machine, by a little local artisan; they are beautiful in their irregularity. They are assembled with hooks on small horizontal purlins of poplar. We used plaster mortar to assemble the four edges.
On the top there is an épis de faîtage, a ceramic sculpture for a beautiful headpiece.
We built it during a four-week workshop, with a lot of people helping.
In our workshop, we work on different buildings, gazebos, structures for big festivals, sets for movies…