Constructing the Puncheons:

Build Bridges or Walkways

  1. Rot resistant species would be ideal, but we used ('green') hemlock 2"x10" planks at 8' or 10' lengths because it was locally available.
  2. Treating them with a preservative, once cured, will help.
  3. Cleat the bottoms together, thereby, making a bridge.
  4. Carry to the wetland and lay the ends halfway across the timber assemblies.
  5. Mitre or square off successive bridge ends and fit together.

More views!

Puncheon project
A Curve in the Path
Timber Assembly
Installing Assembly in Wetland

May 20, 2009