Building a Wood-Framed Panelized Yurt, Pt. V: The Roof Panels

The yurt roof panels were installed by two baby boomers and three Millennials. It was the perfect crew: everyone figured out what to do after the first panel and we were done in two hours.

ExplainProcess

First, I explained the process and went over safety concerns.

GrabFirstPanel

I built a little cart to make this part easier. Robin installed handles which also helped make the panels, more awkward than heavy, easier to maneuver.

MoveFirstPanel

Whoosh goes the panel to the scaffold.

Cooperation2

I nailed up each placed panel while the crew brought up more and secured with spikes.

LastPanel

The entire crew getting the last panel up!

YurtRoofDone

And the roof panels are up! Next I’ll insulate between them, add more ice and snow shield, and install the skylight dome.

We are writing a book about the entire process from start to finish so we can share how to build this yurt with anyone who is interested! Stay tuned as we progress, and be sure to watch for news on the book.

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Thanks for stopping by! Photos taken by Marvin Denmark and Robin Koontz.

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