|Project by Hellough||posted 03-10-2015 02:36 AM||2560 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Set out with a book and lots of time and made the frame for a small cabin my wife and I will live in. Took 5 months to cut the timbers from logs left behind by a gas utility right of way.
Frame is made of poplar and oak (what was available to me). Posts and crossbeams are 8”x8”, braces and rafters are 4”x6”. The book I used was ‘Timber Frame Construction: All About Post and Beam Building by Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder’.
Had one joint wrong, the brace of the first bent on the left. You can see it in the first picture. I went back later and mended my mistake. It was a day of great community and the largest woodworking project I’ve ever completed.
If you’re interested in following the whole project from start to finish, check out my blog.
-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...