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Project by TimberFramerBob posted 02-14-2014 08:43 PM 2152 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an eastern white pine timber frame great room/ enclosed porch. All fabricated in my shop and installed onsite. Install took about two hours. All joint connections are wood to wood mortise and tenon with the only metal connections being in the post to column detail. Each post weighs around 420 pounds and each truss assembly weighs in the neighborhood of 1450 to 1725 pounds (depending on the truss design), and it has over 128 joints and used about 150 oak pegs

-- ..........a man who works with his hands, his brains, and his heart.....is an artist.





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#1 posted 02-14-2014 09:18 PM

Too cool man!

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 09:28 PM

That’s really impressive

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 09:39 PM

Awesome. Really impressive work.

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 09:55 PM

Very Nice Indeed Bob! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 10:33 PM

Nice work! Looks like my kind of job site.

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 11:16 PM

Terrific layout and cutting. Are you Amish? What is difference between Eastern pine cans Western pine?

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 11:55 PM

Thanks prospector. Lol. No i am not Amish, i just practice the traditional art of timber framing that is very commonly associated with the Amish. We do hand cut all our frames and all the frame design we do is done in house. I got into timber framing because i love the craft. We use power tools but i try to keep all our designs as traditional as possible, meaning i try to stick to traditional joinery and techniques as long as building codes allow it.

-- ..........a man who works with his hands, his brains, and his heart.....is an artist.

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#8 posted 02-15-2014 12:20 AM

Whoa, that’s some serious woodworking. Fantastic.

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#9 posted 02-15-2014 03:13 AM

Didi you assemble the trusses on-site?
Do you assemble in shop and move out to the site?
How did you move them?
Did you hire a crane for installation?

Bj

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 04:04 AM

Nice!

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#11 posted 02-15-2014 04:36 AM

I wanna go down this track with our next home!!!.....wow….fab work!!

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#12 posted 02-15-2014 05:46 AM

Really nice work.
Fitting timbers was always one of the most satisfying parts of building larger boats for me way back when.
Your fits look great and the assemblies look massive.
Thanks for the fine photos.

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#13 posted 02-15-2014 08:48 AM

Wow!

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#14 posted 02-15-2014 11:28 AM

Very, very nice. I’d love to see the finished product.

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 01:08 PM

Excellent Work !!!!!!

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