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Old 10-22-2008, 05:31 PM   #37
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Default Re: Hobbit 'Habitat' House

Absolutely stunning! Wonderful work by so many! This is so inspirational! I've been dreaming along these lines for years. The day will come.

I have a question...I wonder if anyone knows the answer. Two of the posts had photographs of roundish roofs made of logs, with a circular skylight at the center. Both of these incorporated the beams tangentially rather than radially. The effect is beautiful, and what I'm wondering is whether there is an inherent strength advantage in a round roof using tangential rather than radial beams. In the case of a bicycle wheel, the tangential spoke is far superior. My guess is the same would apply to a roof. Anyone?
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