Friday, July 13, 2012

Construction Begins!

I cut the pieces of wood for the floor of The Walnut Ridge Observatory today and laid them out in my driveway.  I decided to get an idea of scale by rolling out the 14 inch.  I am so glad I got a 10x12 building kit as opposed to a 10x8 or 10x10.  As you can see, the 14 takes up quite a chunk of real estate.  I'll have room for my desk and equipment, but that will be about it. A pier would certainly take less room, but as I have a tripod, I'm using it.  In the finished observatory, the tripod will pass through the floor and rest on dirt (well, actually, the vapor barrier).