by Will Sirotak
I have been building the ARC for the last four years, starting as an eighteen foot flat bed trailer. It boasts a true radius roof line with a copper top, leaded glass windows and an old tudor door. It’s built on a 10K flat bed trailer I purchased new. I cantilevered the back 18″ and 24″ out the front for the loft.
The floor is 2 x 6 with R19 insulation, the walls 2 x 4 with R13. The sheathing is 1/4″ plywood, glued and stapled. I laminated 14 layers of 1/4″ plywood for each rafter, ripped to 3″, built a radius jig and glued and clamped.
The interior walls are 1/4″ hickory plywood. The ceiling is 1/2 x 4 t&g pine. Two 35 gallon water tanks are placed along side the wheel wells and are under the cabinets (still in production)
I’m currently building the boat style stairs with drawers underneath the treads and risers. Windows are mixture of antique English leaded glass and salvaged wood windows from a local center.
The door is an old tudor stile and rail, salvaged as well from a local center. Substantial completion, stairs and cabinets, should be don in about another month or so and I will send an update when completed.