The building process will be documented here based on the different steps. This will be done "live" so if the pages appear to be a unfinished or a "work in progress" that is because they are. Heavy use of photodocumentation will be used so you will need a high speed internet connection for these pictures.
Cutting of the timber frame took about three months. During this time most of the timber frame craftsmen stayed on the property during the week and traveled back home during the week end. They were "ruffing it" during the week by staying in the cabins that are next to Cummins Pond. They used bikes, canoes and kayaks to commute from their cabins to the barn/house construction site as part of the conservation process.
The "ruffing it" wasn't so bad since they also used the wood fired sauna and hot tub that are right on the pond and enjoyed the hospitality of the Alden Inn restaurant in town once a week. The beavers and loons made room for their daily swim in the pond and the wives and significant others enjoyed their wilderness visits when they joined them.
Short Slideshow - Individual Pictures Below
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