I am less than 24 hours from being out of computer contact for three weeks and have too much to tell you.
This is what Vivien, Julien and I managed to build in two weeks, on helpX hours, with a little guidance from Jean Francoise. His advice changed like the wind as he adapted the design as he went, adding or altering specifications and requirements as the project evolved. An interesting way of working and with a well equipped woodworking workshop at our disposal, little alterations didn’t need to take for ever to complete. Our competence with hand tools and big machines increased dramatically during this project and the result was satisfying for everyone.
as close as I got to a before photo
not sure of the correct technical term in english but the french call
them "jambes de force" (legs of strength) which works for me.
not tongue and groove but good enough to be a weather proof stable