Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First look at the pirate ship...

It's coming together. Yesterday my sister Kris and her husband Nate carried in the four pieces of the pirate ship. Two of the pieces are the base of the unit - a two foot platform on which the pirate ship will rest. It's rock solid - it looks like it could hold a house - actually, according to Nate, it is better supported than most houses! The other two pieces are the sides of the ship. These will rise off the base and provide a railing for those on the ship itself. The ship is all wood - a combination of spruce and plywood. Check out this little detail - tacked to the bow is a spruce branch. This is a traditional ship process that provides an homage to where the wood for the ship came from. Kinda cool, eh?

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