Making A Palm Thatch Roof


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Old 02-22-08, 08:49 AM
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Making A Palm Thatch Roof

hello all!

Iím looking for Thatch Roof building techniques. I live in Florida and have access to a ton of Thatch Palm Fronds to build a Tiki style roof with. I have a sturdy metal frame in place. I can guess that I would start by folding the Fronds in half and work from the bottom up, placing them on top of each other, but I wonder if there is a special technique in 'weaving' them.

I thank-you all in advance for any Diagrams, Plans, How to do's, that would help me acquire the shade I need in the back yard before the hot season come upon us.

James.
 
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Old 02-22-08, 09:01 AM
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Dont know if I spell it right. But what you want down there is look up about or how to build Chick-he Hutch ????? I know around West palm beach and on down they build them. Had to help my granddaughter with a model for school. look up the Fl Indian.
 
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Old 02-22-08, 12:25 PM
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Mr. Imeduc,

I thank-you for the quick response.

I have had a tough time on this one. I looked up Chick-he Hutch, Chicken hutch, and must say I got a chuckle out of seeing the Chicken pen pop up. I have done some research for Florida Native Indian Houses with nothing. I will try later As I will have more time.

Any other leads would be greatly appreciated.

James.
 
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I Googled "palm thatch roof instructions" and found this:

http://www.bamboohabitat.com/content/thatch.html

Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 02-22-08, 05:32 PM
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Hey come on I told it like it is. I had to build a model with my granddaughter. So far I found

House, home, building, structure, apartment.......
Any place where people live is a chikŪt, also spelled "chickee" or "chikee" in English.

http://www.seminoletours.com/


CHICKEE LODGINGS
We certainly were. We slept in a chickee without electricity or plumbing and enjoyed the uniqueness of the experience, although we wondered whether it would be quite so enjoyable during the humid, hot, bug-busy months of summer.

This might give you something to look for. ED
 
 

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