Again the engineer gave specific specifications for the steel design and thickness for the metal connectors needed at the top of all the wooden posts connecting them to the beams they are supporting, as well as some of the bases. We could have had a company make them up for us but we are fortunate to have Robin Brown on the farm who has trained as a blacksmith and is able to do the necessary welding for us. We are grateful that the farm allowed him to take the time to do this for us. Doris is the chief painter of the finished articles using red oxide paint which will stop them from rusting in the future.
Robin preparing the steel for welding
Robin welding a post cap
This is 10mm steel – it won’t be falling over!
Doris has done her work and disappeared!
The finished work being inspected.