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Timber Sills from S.WestTimber sills viewed from the south west.
All assembly up to this point was acomplished by my wife and myself.
Raphael
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Detail of Oak post.This is a timber I preferred to layout from the center. As you can see it's a rather critical area.Raphael
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Sills, Joists and Lolly ColumnsThe assembled timber sills and joists in the forground meets 2x8 decking for the additions (office in background and shed addition to the left). There are two Lolly columns into the space below the office which is a full height basement.Raphael
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Less than SquareSpalted Maple floor joist. Lots of reaction in this timber, almost 3/4" of crown and twist over ~20ft. I cut it closer to length (~15') and remilled the top surface only to give myself a reference face as well as a break on the floor installation.Raphael
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Plate scarf in shed additionFinal fitted form (minus pegs).Raphael
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Plate scarf in shed additionStanding ready for test fitting.Raphael
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Plate scarf in shed additionHappiness is a really sharp slick ;)
One thing this whole process has taught me is how to make tools sharp.
Raphael
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Extended ExcavaterPlacing the plates on the post tops with Howard's Volvo Excavater and a home made boom to extend the reach.Raphael
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Timber transport detailRaphael
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Primary FrameRepaired and standing as complete as the former owner once had it.Raphael
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Housed dovetailsOffice purlins displaying their dovetailed ends.Raphael
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Adding the attic joists.Raphael
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Wetting BushRaphael
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Primary Frame NWRaphael
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First Bent going upRaphael
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Connecting the boomRaphael
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The last piece of the primary frameRaphael
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Interior viewI like this shot.
That's me up on the frame setting purlins.
Raphael
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Placing the last PurlinsMy first timber frame design comes together in the afternoon sun. It was a long and tiring day with the greatest of rewards.Raphael
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Morning of shed raisingShed raising day!!! The Volvo is warming up and all the timbers are gathered... Today was another in a series of firsts.
Raphael
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PPEAnother photo I really like, partially for what it doesn't show.
Should the straps hoisting the bent break my foot will be glad of all that steel it's been hauling around.
Raphael
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Shed interior looking SWRaphael
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Shed Scarf ExteriorMore firsts...
First splayed scarf w/ tables & wedges I ever laid out... also the first I ever cut.
These wedges are hickory.
Raphael
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Shed interior looking SERaphael
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West end of ShedThe tennon sticking out of the plate is the only timber to timber attachment between the house and the office.Raphael
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Shed viewed from the SWRaphael
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Post to 2x connectionMy solution for connecting a timber frame to a stick built deck.Raphael
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Shed scarf interiorRaphael
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A silly strapKeeping the building inspector happy.
Hope he doesn't complain about where SWMBO put the screws...
Raphael
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Panels; End of day OneRaphael
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Panels; the shed additionRaphael
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Panels; Flying in the gable endRaphael
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Almost there...Raphael
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Ready to landRaphael
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1st truss flying inRaphael
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Office walls waiting for trussesRaphael
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Mid-day 3 swRaphael
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Mid-day 3 seRaphael
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Mid-day 3 nwRaphael
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Preassembled office trussesRaphael
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Not a hammer beamThis tie beam is where the hammer beam was to go.Raphael
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Shed meets officeThe double post is where the living room ends and the office begins.Raphael
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Looking upRaphael
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AtticThe rafters are tapered from 5x7" down to 5x5" then reduced to 4.5" at the joinery.Raphael
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All stress skin in placeLooks like I need a roof...Raphael
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ChimneyRaphael
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Roof going onRaphael
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Visitor on tying joistHope he's not finding anyhting to eat out there.Raphael
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Through MorticeBored from both sides.Raphael
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Scaffold set on roof blockingRaphael
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Roof plane and chimneyRaphael
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PV Panel for gable vent fanRaphael
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Chicken blockingRaphael
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Last WindowCaulking the drip edge for the last window to be installed.Raphael
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Second story flooring as kitchen CeilingRaphael
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Flooring WedgeA cut off end turned into wedges to get the flooring tight.Raphael
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Flooring in east endRaphael
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2nd Floor bathroomRaphael
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Dovetail lap detailA bit of post joinery shinkage already showing in the red maple timber (left).
The timber on the right is black birch and the block they are bedded in is EWP.
Raphael
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Dovetail half lapJoinery for the fun of it... These elevated drop in joists could have simply butted.
The joists support and area of flooring for built in bedroom cupboards under the shed roof.
Raphael
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Elevated joistThere's a nice half dovetail hidden under there.
Raphael
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Temp Heat-2Raphael
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Temp Heat-1Raphael
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Concrete birthday cake?Raphael
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Pantry east wall detailRaphael
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Pantry east wall framingRaphael
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West wall of pantry (south end)Raphael
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West wall of Pantry from livingroomRaphael
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West wall of Pantry interior (north end)Raphael
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2 Story Newel Post - basementRaphael
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2 Story Newel Post - 1st floorUntrimmed newel post and landing framing.Raphael
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FF members at TFG Eastern Conference 2006Left to right: Raphael, submarinesailor, & Jim_Rogers.
Raphael
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White Oak joist in processRaphael
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Newel joineryRaphael
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Basement stairs - 2Raphael
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Basement Stairs - 1Raphael
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White Oak joist sawn tennonRaphael
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Chainsaw joinery detailRaphael
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Chainsaw joinery - the cutRaphael
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Chainsaw JoineryWarning: there are several reasons why I wouldn't reccomend this exact approach to cutting joinery with a chainsaw. Please see post for discussion of proceedure.Raphael
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