WELCOME TIMBER PREP FLOOR & FRAME INSULATION & WALLS WINDOWS INTERIOR FINISH DETAIL LANDSCAPING MY OFFICE
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New Douglas Fir timbers ready for inspection Our first look at the wonderful wood that will surround us in our new home. We chose Douglas Fir, for its strength and beauty.

 

 

The timber frame craftsmen use an assortment of hand tools as well as the latest machine tools.

 

Once the inspection is complete and we know that the wood is perfect in every way, the work can begin.

 

Some photos of the mortises and tenons.

 

How to move heavy timbers (and a Chevy engine if you need to).

 

Earl sands the beams to ensure a smooth finish.

 

 

We use everything. Scrap wood is sturdy, natural, and easier on the beams than a saw horse.

 

 

A 1" bearing block helps carry the load.

 

 

I wanted expansive open space. I didn't want a lot of knee braces everywhere. This view shows the template that was designed to give me both.

Although the fabrication is time consuming, this design has tremendous load-bearing strength, but with the clean look that I wanted.

Innovation and beauty combined!

 

 

The other side of the template.

 

 

Long view of the template.

 

 

Here's a timber stepping up for a shave on the auto-roller.

 

 

Detail cuts.

 

 

The gozinta.

 

 

Another gozinta, readied for a cut.

 

 

Gozinta being cut by the Gozinta Cutter.

 

 
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WELCOME | TIMBER PREP | FLOOR & FRAME | INSULATION & WALLS | WINDOWS | INTERIOR FINISH DETAIL | LANDSCAPE | MY OFFICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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