The ceiling above us was divided with half the room beneath a concrete slab and the remainder under what appeared as thick planking, well out of reach to either of us.
For all indoor and most outdoor purposes it is as lasting as oak, and for ship planking is perhaps little inferior; from its.
The majority of Hova houses were formerly built of layers of the hard red soil of the country, with high-pitched roofs thatched with grass or rush; while the chiefs and wealthy people had houses of framed timber, with massive upright planking, and lofty roofs covered with shingles or tiles.
The whole of the viaduct was decked with 3 inch timber planking with large timber balks running longitudinally under the rails.
The steel hull remains lying on her port side in 27 meters with the deck planking now gone.