Monday, October 01, 2007

The Bench Project

Urbanite, originally uploaded by Robbi Baba.

Some time ago, our friends Dave and Annelies expressed interest in building a cob bench in their backyard, and asked if I’d like to be involved. They had a pretty good sized pile of subsoil, from putting in a garden path and it looked like good clay. I gave them a materials list and we started in on the project last Wednesday.
India came with me the first day and the four of us laid an “urbanite” foundation from concrete chunks that Dave had scored around Santa Rosa. We also raised up the posts they’d bought for the roof structure and put in nails for the cob to grab onto. After India and I left, they also put in some concrete around the posts to help secure them, and around the surface of the bench to fill in the gaps.

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