|Project by Daniel Graff||posted 07-31-2007 07:01 PM||4304 views||10 times favorited||37 comments|
4,000 board feet of White Oak
Every joint cut by hand
Black Walnut splines
Hard Maple pegs
I designed, cut the joinery, and raised this timber frame cabin last summer. It is 36’x14’.
I purchased 20 acres in the heart of Amish county in rural Ohio a few years ago. Being a wood worker I knew I wanted to to build something from wood. I researched log cabins, stick framing, etc. and settled on a timber frame.
I taught myself everything from reading all of Ted Benson’s books.
I dropped out of architecture school after a few years—but it was enough to give me the knowledge to do all of the load calculations, building plans, etc.
The cabin is currently “under roof” I have the doors, windows and roof on. I’m looking forward to the siding—no artificial materials— probable western red cedar with way too many details.
More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28945261@N00/sets/72157601122490646/
Thanks for looking