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Natural Building & appropriate technology’s blog 20

Article 20 of Natural Building and Appropriate Tech Internship

I spent almost the whole day with Simon. Our mission was to create some floorboards. For this we took some long boards from the old cattle yard. An amazing timber. I have no idea what kind, but it is definitely some hard long lasting wood.

 After taking the nails out of the boards we passed them through a machine call a thickener. Basically it takes out a really thin layer of wood. We removed the very first layer that has been damaged due to being exposed by the elements. And amazing! Under this layer of moss and lichen we discover these beautiful shining reddish boards.

wood 

On the left, the wood before, on the right, the wood after!

glasses 

With all these little shavings it pays to wear glasses and scarf!

 

 ~Oscar Morand, 22 March 2013, Natural Building and Appropriate Technology Intern

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