Thatching

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Thatching

  • 1970 ----- color ----- 15 min ----- 16mm
  • Details a process important to housebuilding in the early New England colonies. Using authentic tools and techniques, a seasoned worker thatches the the roof of a newly constructed cottage. From cutting and tying reeds into bundles to completing the crown at the top of the roof with the thatcher's own signature, all the steps which usually take one man from eight to ten weeks to complete are illustrated.
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Building Construction)