Dutch garden windmill, part 2.

windmill constructionThe design is the same as years ago
We start the construction of a garden windmill designed by us by assembling the walls of the building. Elements with a height 36 cm in the middle of both walls, cut at an angle 52 steps and glue them in the corners. The cut surfaces created in the corners of the house are then filled with appropriately cut triangles. Place the roughly cut pieces of plywood over the openings and mark them with a pencil on the underside of the cutting lines.
Trim the edges with a saw with the blade set at an angle 45 degrees, then carefully adjust it with a rasp and a planer. Then we glue all the edges. In this way, the top frame takes the shape of an equilateral octagon. So that in the middle of the height of the walls of the lower building there is an offset to the gallery supports, it will be necessary to thicken them.

The next operation will be to trim the octagonal base plate and glue eight pairs of beams on it. Glue the high-protruding double brackets separately and place them on pairs of beams.

The upper finish of the brackets is the minor counterpart of the octagonal base plate. All the elements mentioned here, when properly connected to each other, form the basic shape of the windmill. We support the pairs of gallery beams from below, Glue the properly cut floor segments together and place them on the beams. The gallery's structure is supplemented by posts and a balustrade attached to it.

Diagonal supports tapering upwards are the support for the boards. We arrange them like this, to overlap and stick. Only now do we trim them from the outside, to the correct width.

1. We cut the base plates and walls from waterproof plywood with a thickness 9 mm. The edges are leveled by hand or with a grinder.

2. We glue the walls together in the corners, bold in the lower part, at the top, we adjust the boards and place their support strips.

3. We paint the boards. We cut out the shingles and glue them on the walls with waterproof glue (colorless after drying).