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Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« on: August 02, 2003, 12:59:38 pm »
Jim Rogers Sawmill has acquired new state of the art CAD drawing programs that can make 3d drawings of timber frames for sheds, cabins, barns and houses. Detailed elevations and shop drawings for each piece are available.
All inquires welcome.
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Added 1-23-2013 This is a part time business. I do not draw full time.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 09:00:35 am »
Sample pdf drawings available upon request.
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 05:24:29 pm »
Recently I completed several frame drawings for Forestry Forum members.

Here is a shot of a two car garage and woodworking shop with outside sawmill roof for a member in WI:



And here is just the frame:




If you'd like a quote for a set of plans for your project send me an email or give me a call.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 05:27:24 pm »
What's the footprint on that one Jim?
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 05:31:41 pm »
The garage had a limit by the town to be only a certain per cent of the house size.
So to get it right it came out 21' 1" wide by 31' 1" long.
The outside roof for the sawmill is 26' long and stick out 8' beyond the walls which will be 2x6 outside the frame for insulation.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 05:41:14 pm »
What is the skill level needed for something like that?
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 05:44:59 pm »
Well it is a timber frame building and you need to know how to cut joints and erect the frame using mortise and tenon joints being held in place by pegs.
It is not a stick built thing.

I can draw a stick build one if you want one.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 05:51:06 pm »
Here is another frame for a sawmill shed building. No walls on the sides or either end.

The green block is my 3D arrow pointing north.



And here is a shot of the frame only:



This frame is 24' x 30' with 11' high plates on the sides.

Posts are oak, rafters are either cottonwood or ash. Gable end boards are cottonwood.
To be built in souther MI.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 12:41:48 pm »
My latest frame design for a FF member.

This is a 16' x 24' Pool Screen house to be built in Atlanta, GA.



Let me turn your ideas into plans so you can cut your own frame.....

Contact Jim Rogers email address in my profile, or call number in first post above.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 12:48:40 pm »
Looks great.
I would add some overhang on the gable ends to better deflect the water from getting at the siding. But that may just be me. ;)
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 12:51:44 pm »
The roof deck board can be extended some. I'll pass that on to the customer.
Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 01:54:14 pm »
I recently received payment for another timber frame design I did for a Forestry Forum member.

Here is his bridge rail design:



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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2012, 04:42:31 pm »
I recently received payment for another timber frame design I did for a Forestry Forum member.

Here is his bridge rail design:

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Jim, is the above-deck portion of this bridge structural, or just aesthetic?
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2012, 06:24:18 pm »
There was more to the deck then I drew.

I was hired only to do the railing design.

He gave me the outside dimensions of the "D" shaped logs and the deck dimensions.

He did the base logs and decking himself.
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 10:44:52 am »
Check out this link for a set of plans to build a 12' x 16' shed with two doors in the FF for sale section:

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,62408.0.html

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 07:04:37 pm »
Hello Jim,
Just curious how my plans are comming.  Was the deposit sufficient.  Do I need to rethink my design. Any issue using the timberlinx connectors. Haven't heard much siince I sent a deposit through paypal.

Thanks,

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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012, 07:14:28 pm »
Sorry for the delay in responding to your last email.
I'll send you something in a few minutes.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 06:53:17 pm »
Here is another finished drawing of a huge bent to be used as an entry way to a "fitness center" in Alaska:



Just another one of the many types of projects that I can help you with.

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2013, 07:49:59 pm »
Just wanted to bump.

I bought two plans from jim recently, one stock plan, and one custom plan to house two large trucks.

Plans came through fast, clear, and jim answered any dumb questions a new guy can have. 

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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2016, 02:54:46 pm »
I recently helped a client with milling his own logs for his design of a screen porch.

 

 

And then I taught him how to cut the joints to erect his frame.

Yesterday, with a crane, they erected the frame.

 

 

Frame erected:

 

 

It's nice to see your design complete and standing.

If you'd like to get a set of plans from me, let me know and I'll do my best to help you.

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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2016, 12:16:50 pm »
WOW Jim.  You certainly have a gift.  I scrolled thru looking at all of these pictures and the last ones here of the new room extension off of the house are just tremendous.  I'm sure it is always very gratifying to see the designs that you give your customers come to life!  Every now and then, one of our tree care clients will ask us about taking timber from their property that we are cutting down and saving it to turn it into patio furniture, small bridgeway, etc.  Now that I know who to turn to for the design work, I will definitely keep your email handy!
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2016, 05:00:54 pm »
Thanks for your kind words.

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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2017, 11:28:00 am »
This past Friday, I completed a set of plans for a customer in South Boston, VA for a 16' x 32' frame that will be used as a grist mill building. The mill works are all separate to the frame design.

Here is a view of the frame in black and white from the printed pages:

 

 

The were suppose to start cutting joints for this frame this past weekend.
I hope to visit the site soon.

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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2017, 03:49:29 pm »
Jim,

Let me/us know if and or when you will be in the area and I will try to meet you there.

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:51 am »
A while ago, I got a picture of the frame that was erected in South Boston, VA:

 

 

Some time I hope to be able to visit it again.

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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2017, 10:57:47 am »
Last May, I did a design for a fellow in VT who wanted a barn/shed so he could have solar panels on the roof.
Here is a shot of the design:

 

 

The customer just sent me two pictures of his project.
One is from last summer while he was building it:

 

 

And one is of the completed project:

 

 

I'd say it came out quite nice.

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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2017, 07:52:22 pm »
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Re: Jim's Timber Frame Design Services
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 12:14:03 am »
Jim I see only colar ties on the first and last rafter, what point does one need colar ties on all rafters.
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 05:25:08 pm »
Jim I see only colar ties on the first and last rafter, what point does one need colar ties on all rafters.

The reason for the collar beams on the ends is for a nailer for the siding.
(smart ash answer)Collars are needed when the engineer says so.
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2017, 08:39:23 pm »
Collar ties actually prevent the rafters from pushing the walls out and collapsing the building.
The small ties up high don't add a lot of strength but it looks like there are some joists going all the way across at the poles so that should help.
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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 08:22:12 am »
Collar ties actually prevent the rafters from pushing the walls out and collapsing the building.

That statement is true, but it all depends on where the collar is in elevation over the plates.
The timber framers guild engineering council has done some structural analysis of collars in structures. And found that unless the collar is within a foot above the plate it is in compression. Thus keeping the rafters from sagging inward. From a foot down they are in tension holding the rafters together.

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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 03:52:02 pm »
That makes sense.
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