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Solstice Wall – Taping the Rays

January 07, 2024

By: Lee LeFever

I write books and run a company called Common Craft. I recently moved from Seattle to a rural island. Here, I write about online business, book publishing, modern home construction, and occasionally, dumb jokes.

This article was published as an issue of my newsletter Ready for Rain

So. Much. Tape. I didn’t expect for tape to be such a useful part of the process. It has been helpful in getting an overall sense of the design before we start doing more permanent things like cutting wood and drilling holes.

In this case, I wanted to see how the future rays would look in the context of the chalk circles I drew.

The white tape then served as a guide for planning the rays.

Here’s a short time lapse video of the process:

I’m sharing this process on social media. Follow along!

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