The author sits atop the completed portion of a two-and-a-half-story tower wall. The
22-foot-high wall was tipped up in 8-foot-long sections and the double-layer plywood
plates spliced together.
After 40 years of
the architects can
draw — from simple circular walls
to S-shaped and flared walls — I
now think of myself as an accomplished
radius wall framer. Still, I
remember how easy it is to be
intimidated by a set of drawings
showing curved walls.
Curved walls are simple once you
begin to think "round." A round wall
is just a straight wall with curved
plates. But details such as window
and door openings and fireblocking
can get tricky when things go round.
This article will