Friday, April 27, 2007

Timber framing - part 2

The second truss arrives via overhead crane. The green strapping and come-along holds things together until pegging can take place. A spline on top of pole #2 holds the material steady.

Paul and Tad straddle trusses while attaching cross members of the structure. The chamfered lower edge of the second truss clearly shows in this picture. This feature, along with the curved braces, adds nice contrast to the straight lines of the frame.

Paul Plane, the "champion" of the timber frame project, uses a chisel to square off a mortise before inserting the correct tenon. Ty Allen, the architect designer, lends a hand.

Paul guides the third truss into place. In a "new age" gesture, his title of Champion suggests both competence and responsibility in the manufacturing and installation process. It seems effective, as others on the job deferred to his leadership, and this made for an orderly, efficient completion of the task.

1 comment:

Priscilla Kibbee said...

This is terrific. I am having a ball watching the process.