The bucks stop here

The windows of the Hazelnut Inn suites are not square but irregular with some rounded edges. These shapes give the carpenters some pause but for us they are simply fun. We carefully designed the shapes of the windows in our routing software. These computer files were passed on to the window manufacturer to ensure accuracy in their build of the window frames. To create the non-traditional spaces in the concrete walls for the doors and windows we needed to build some special forms called bucks. These will be placed in-between the concrete forms and then stay in place to fasten in the windows afterwards. We used those same computer files to route the plywood shapes around which we built the bucks. The curved sections were fabricated by laminating six layers of treated plywood. Once the walls are poured we will remove the plywood middle portions. The windows will then take their place.

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