We went back to ESL today to continue working. This week, we've been cleaning up and taking inventory, since most of the tools and materials haven't been used since last year's design/buildLAB finished the amphitheater. We organized our tools and all of the leftover Alpolic panels on Monday, and have been sorting a large pile of wood on Monday and Friday.
The massive pile of aged white oak on the property was daunting at first, but we've managed to clean it up pretty well. After two days of prying apart boards, removing nails, and using the saw to clean up the edges, we have a handsome stack of boards in the shop and a much smaller pile outside. Next time we get out to ESL, that pile will be done for!
Rain forced us to leave a little early today, but we managed to keep our spirits up. Some of us even had so much energy that we needed a dance break.
The design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students, who are currently designing and building a pedestrian bridge in Clifton Forge, VA.