Donated timber frame

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Project by johnintegrity posted 07-06-2011 05:43 AM 2756 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small timber frame with a loft it measures 12feet X16 feet it was milled on site from logs that had to be cut due to the wooly adelgid. Usually hemlock is prone to ring shake but these logs were so dry when we cut them that we only had one timber with bad shake. This frame was built and donated to an auction to support a local CSA farm . they got really good money for it. It was a lot of fun to build because my kids got to help me out.

-- John, MA

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 05:59 AM

Cool job. What does shake mean?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 01:09 PM

Shake is the separation of the wood fibers along parts of the annual rings. There is ring shake and wind shake, they both have sperating rings but look different. I think both forms of shake are caused by weather. I think ring shake is caused by periods of high heat followed by periods of cold. Wind shake is found in certain species of trees and I think it is caused by high wind events.

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Lars Öhlin

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 01:10 PM

love it, love it! That timber frame will last for minimum 200 years!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 01:54 PM

Great looking project! You should have called it the worlds biggest birdhouse and entered the Lumberjocks contest. LOL I couldn’t help it… Timberking makes a great sawmill. One day I want to build a timberframe workshop and house. I’m looking forward to more of your projects. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 01:55 PM

I bet your kids would love to have a similar one for them, if that’s not already the case.

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 05:37 PM

That structure looks to be strong 100 years from now.
It’s great to see those trees being put to good use.
I can’t wait to see more of your projects.

By the way; welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 05:38 PM

Awesome job! I hope you post more pictures as it evolves. A friend gave me some Hemlock, my first experience with it. He described is as “construction” wood, but I’ve been using it for shelving, etc. I’m impressed by it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 07:30 PM

Your kids will drive by there with their grandkids and say “My father and I built that when I was just a boy”! Good job.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 11:09 PM

Here is an example of ring shake …

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