Post and Beam Project

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Project by Mark posted 09-06-2010 01:42 AM 3914 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As said numerous times recently I have been wanting to practice my skills with hand tools so I can get some experience before I head to a timber framing training course in May of 2011. Here is my first project. I got the idea from a project that Ryan Sherville has just posted in the latest issue of CDN HomeWorkshop. I customized it myself just to make the difficulty level a little higher and to get more work involved. Its all done in cedar, and nothing but joinery holding it together. Where the joinery meets I drilled in 5/8” holes that I stuck pegs in that I carved myself. I weatherproofed it with Johnsons and topped it with a solar light postcap. There is also a hook on the front to hang on any plants you choose. I really enjoyed making this project as well as christening my shavehorse. I had no use for it so I gave it to my father and stepmother as I know they have a spot for it. Hope you like it!

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 01:53 AM

terrific mark…i bet that was fun and a good way to break in your horse…i see you like those carrharts..i wear them myself in the winter…ive got a pair of black ones too…just so i look studly..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 01:54 AM

Looks great! Dude must be cold where your at. I’m sitting on my patio in shorts and flip flops with laptop remembering those days wearing carhearts. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 02:16 AM

That’s really nice work! Thanks for sharing :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 02:37 AM

hey mark ,

the folks have mail !

nice first .

glad you got to use your horse .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 02:40 AM

ya the temp was 14 degrees all morning so I had to break in my new carhartts

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 02:57 AM

Looks real nice mark. The solar top light is nice idea too.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 03:19 AM

The project looks great. Nice work! I haven’t given to the cold yet, I’m still in my shorts (and a sweatshirt) and I’m further north than you buddy. :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#8 posted 09-06-2010 06:50 AM

Very nice.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#9 posted 09-06-2010 11:24 AM

Hey Mark,
Cool design and nice finish…well done.

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 09:52 PM

Good looking post and beam. It has that NON BIG BOX STORE look. I like the light idea

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#12 posted 09-07-2010 01:05 AM

Nice one Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 09-08-2010 09:40 PM

Nice job on that one Mark!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 09-11-2010 02:06 PM

Great use of joinery & keep the metal fastners in the drawer.
thanks for sharing

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#15 posted 09-11-2010 04:30 PM

thx everyone…i loved every minute of it…it was a very different experience in comparison to everyday woodwork with power tools

-- M.K.

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