|Episode 43- Reciprocal Frame|
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Tony Wrench is a master of the reciprocal frame roof for round houses.This one might be his 15th- he's lost count, really. He gets so many requests, he wants you to have a clear "how-to".This is our latest attempt. Let us know what you think.
The term "reciprocal frame" was coined by Graham Brown of Findhorn Foundation in about 1987, so it hasn't been around for very long, but the idea has been around for ages. It involves a circle of poles arranged around a central point so that eventually they support each other to make a sturdy structure. Rafters are then placed between the poles for further strength and to facilitate a roof being laid on top.
Tony gives a clear explanation in the article on his website.