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Project by sprucegum posted 496 days ago 1585 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a couple of pictures of the roof framing my helpers and I did on my other son’s house this past summer. It is a pretty cool house with a very open floor plan and wood fired radiant heat in the floors. It was a real family project with my older son doing the design and the younger (owner of the house) doing all of the excavation. We hired a couple of local and younger carpenters to round out the labor force. I designed and built the timber trusses shown in the first picture and did as much of the other work as I could ( my balance ain’t what it used to be) I also did all of the heating and plumbing. I am now putting on the finishing touches like hanging doors and the base boards. I will add some pictures of the cherry trim used in most of the house when I get a chance. This is such a great forum you can blow your own horn and none seems to mind. I love looking at all of the great shop made tools and fixtures post here.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't





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Surfside

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#1 posted 496 days ago

Awesome!


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#2 posted 496 days ago

Awesome!


www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 496 days ago

Now that is some woodworking! Sweet!

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

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 495 days ago

Sprucegum,

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

This is such a great forum you can blow your own horn and none seems to mind.

We welcome ‘Horn Blowing’ as it not only helps us tune our own ‘Horns’ but also helps us select the right ‘Horn’ for our needs.

You and your sons have built an Amazing House and it will certainly become an Amazing Home.

...by all means, keep ‘Blowing your Horn’ and please post your ‘Music’.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 495 days ago

Sprucegum, you do excellent work and you’re certainly going to fit in here on Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 494 days ago

Great home with very sturdy truss work

-- Norman

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#7 posted 494 days ago

WOW, this is too cool!!!!!! I love timber framing and it looks like this house belongs in this setting.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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sprucegum

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#8 posted 494 days ago

Hi BTKS this one is not a true timber frame, the living room trusses are constructed of heavy timbers as you can see and the kitchen dining room ceiling is a true timber frame sitting on 2×6 framed walls. My other project house has true timber framed walls with common rafters. We felt the added labor and expense of a timber frame roof could not be justified. It takes about twice the materials to properly insulate and ventilate a timber frame roof.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 494 days ago

Beautiful sturdy roof, the view indicates that he will not have to go too far to find the wood to keep that house
warm during the winter. Hope the son enjoys many happy years in his house. Thank you for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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sprucegum

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#10 posted 488 days ago


same view different day

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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