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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stretching Canvas


This is what our living room looks like right now. Boxes of stuff to ship or dispose of line the walls. In the center, the roof to our new home is being assembled. This whole canvas stretching business is complicated, but Tristan has some experience stretching canvas for painting, so we are hobbling along alright. The canvas is being attached to poplar strips that will in turn be screwed into the wagon's frame. Step one (for us, anyway) is lining the canvas up as straight as possible, stretching it as tightly as we possibly can, and stapling the whole business down. We've done this on one side, and next we'll drape everything over the wagon to finalize more measurements before we proceed on the other side.

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