Hammer beam frame

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Project by johnintegrity posted 07-06-2011 07:30 PM 3110 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first hammer beam I looked at a lot of pictures before i came up with my design it was all cut from eastern white pine milled locally . We have a great old mill nearby that cuts my timbers . I also had another guy with a portable mill but I just heard he is getting out due to the economy. i taught a crew of good carpenters how to timber frame and this is what we got . we even did an old fashioned raising . That’s a story for another day.

-- John, MA

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 07:52 PM

TOTALLY AWESOME! I’ve seen these before only from outside. I’ve always wondered if it carried through inside or was applied for the look. I love the drop finials. You’ve really outdone yourself. how tall is the peak?

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

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 08:19 PM

I need a shop to replace my garage about the same size… Beautiful work! What is the building used for? Looks like a museum for wooden boats.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 10:54 PM

OUTSTANDING – that is all I can say

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 03:01 AM

What A Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 04:46 AM

A mighty fine looking job you did there with those timbers. Welcome to LJs John.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 07:08 AM

You are living MY dream! It’s beautiful.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 02:13 PM

I’m soooooooo jealous! Beautiful job, mon ami.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 08:42 PM

You are killing me. You’re living my dream too!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 03:33 AM

Oh man, that’s the shop of my dreams. There’s no sleeping tonight it’s just thinking and planning. You’ve been readin my mail. Outstanding. That’s the ultimate woodworking project.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#10 posted 09-29-2016 08:16 PM

Gotta love hammer beam trusses…

some day I hope to frame with them.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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