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Sunday, November 4, 2012

If You Build It....

In the afternoons, we like to sit in the yard and have our cocktail hour. We thought to ourselves, "selves, we need a table". So we decided to get a table. Then we thought, "if we have a table, we will need some shade for it". So it was decided, let's build a palapa. And we did!!!!!

Once the skeleton frame was up and set in concrete, it was time to prepare for the actual construction.
Here is the frame and the Bay leaves.

First, all leaves had sharp ends chopped off and then bundled and hauled up so this worker could then work his magic and weave the roof.

He works around the frame weaving the leaves between the layers.

Almost finished the roof.

The beginnings of the table.  The supports are attached to the pole.

View of the work at the top from the inside.

The reeds are wound around the post in ever widening loops and nailed in place at each brace post.

The finishing touches.

Inside finished.
A happy crew with a job well done, thanks guys!