|Project by Alex||posted 12-16-2009 09:08 AM||4602 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
This timber frame was also part of my program. all pine with white oak octagonal pegs, I mostly worked on the rafters and top plate. All traditional joinery, no nails or metal brackets. I also made the rafter tail template that we used for every rafter and to check the rafter pockets before raising. we also test fitted all the rafters before hand. the last picture you can the whole group we have. we used a crane only for the top plates and the rafters everything else was lifted by hand. Our program builds one every year, they are sold and have a waiting list of about 20 people so I’m told. We used 2 and 2 for all the joinery but 1 1/4 and 1 1/4 for the rafters because they are only 4” wide. The timbers were cut to size, but we hand planed the any twist out of them prior to the joinery.
thanks for looking :)
-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada