Below are various pictures of the timber frame process. As time permits these will be organized and labeled.
* Many of the pictures below may be clicked on to reveal a pop-up window with a larger version of the image
Mortice of a sill.
First floor "layup" constructed at big barn. This will be taken apart and transported to barn/house and installed.
Curved Cherry braces getting notched.
Ed our guru timber frame designer talking about "one more change idea".
Matt with a chisel and hammer.
After each timber is scribed, cut and put together it is marked and then taken apart. On raising day all of the pieces need to come back together. Each piece is marked with a symbol which tells the timber framers were in the building that specific piece goes to and what it connects to.
Over 600 pegs are needed to hold the timber frame together. We chose oak to make the pegs. The method used below dates back hundreds of years and is fascinating to watch as pegs are made from an oak log in a relatively short period of time.