Cedar Plank Flooring : Shallow Floor Boxes.
Cedar Plank Flooring
- Solid boards, usually 3/4" thick and 3" to 8" wide designed to be installed in parallel rows. Originally were square edged planks, but as machining of wood became available, a tongue & groove were applied for a better fit and use of flooring.
- Boards 3 inches and wider.
- Any of a number of conifers that typically yield fragrant, durable timber, in particular
- any cedar of the genus Cedrus
- any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
- durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
The Khufu ship, Giza
The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
It is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved vessels from antiquity. It measures 43.6 m (143 ft) long and 5.9 m (19.5 ft) wide.
It was thus identified as the world's oldest intact ship and has been described as "a masterpiece of woodcraft" that could sail today if put into water. However, the vessel may not have been designed for sailing (no rigging) or paddling (no room).
The ship was rediscovered in 1954 by Kamal el-Mallakh, undisturbed since it was sealed into a pit carved out of the Giza bedrock. It was built largely of Lebanon cedar planking in the "shell-first" construction technique, using unpegged tenons of Christ's thorn. The ship was built with a flat bottom composed of several planks, but no actual keel, with the planks and frames lashed together with Halfah grass, and has been reconstructed from 1,224 pieces which had been laid in a logical, disassembled order in the pit beside the pyramid. It took years for the boat to be painstakingly reassembled, primarily by the Egyptian Department of Antiquities’ chief restorer, Ahmed Youssef Moustafa (later known as Hag Ahmed Youssef).
The history and function of the ship are not precisely known. It is of the type known as a "solar barge", a ritual vessel to carry the resurrected king with the sun god Ra across the heavens. However, it bears some signs of having been used in water, and it is possible that the ship was either a funerary "barge" used to carry the king's embalmed body from Memphis to Giza, or even that Khufu himself used it as a "pilgrimage ship" to visit holy places and that it was then buried for him to use in the afterlife.
The Khufu ship has been on display to the public in a specially built museum at the Giza pyramid complex since 1982. Its discovery was described as the greatest Ancient Egyptian discovery in Zahi Hawass's documentary Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries.
The museum where it is housed is called The Khufu Boat Museum. It has been described as a small modern facility resting alongside the Great Pyramid. The first floor of the museum takes the visitor through visuals, photographs and writings on the process of excavating and restoring the felucca. The ditch where the main felucca was found is incorporated into the museum ground floor design. To see the restored felucca, the visitor must climb a staircase leading to the second floor. Floor to ceiling windows allow for much sunlight and the wooden walkway takes the visitor around the felucca where the visitor can get a close view of its impressive size- 143 feet long and 19.5 feet wide.
The Pearlman Mountain Cabin in Idyllwild, California, by John Lautner Architect. 1957.
Way-out deeply-cantilevered deck, on 6x18 beams. The main columns are cedar. The immense sheets of glass are let into the cedar poles. The floor is 3x tongue and groove wood planks. Note the lack of floor joists. No insulation under the floor system at all. Along the edge of the floor assembly there are steel channel irons, which are bolted to the cedar poles. Wild!
According to the working drawings, the ceiling on this portion is 3/8" plywood, blocked behind to follow the cone smoothly. The roof stucture is comprised of wood joists, sorta truss-fashion, radially. Note the mitered glass at the corner return near the upper left.
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