How to build a thatch roof for chicken coop from giant canes? Answered
I have an unlimited supply of massively invasive canes (Arundo donax) growing on my property, and my chicken coop needs a roof. Anyone have ideas on turning canes in their natural state into roofing material?
I will start just experimenting with weaving together lengths of cane, but some experienced advice would be very welcome.
EDIT: Traditional thatching appears to involve attaching bundles to each other by essentially sewing them with wire or flexible blanches. I'm thinking this is a specialized craft precisely because the techniques are not entirely improvisable.
weather proof materials (aside from canes, fixtures that will not rust/mold/decay)
technique of attaching bundles to rafters?
peak of the roof?