We spent all morning and most of the afternoon renovating the apprentices’ outhouse. While the old view was great, it didn’t leave much privacy, so we added a sink, some low walls, and some supports to add shear strength.
The main joinery technique we used was the fish mouth joint, where one drills or carves out a U-shaped end of a bamboo pole to fit at a right angle against a perpendicular pole. Guaduabamboo.com has a good video of the technique. We still have a few more hours left to finish up all the work, but we’re very pleased with how well the walls are coming along.
All photos © 2010 Dan Bloch