Spring Timber Framing -- what could be better?  

Posted by Gabel

Spring timber framing is in full swing. We're working on some great projects right now including a couple of pool houses, a chapel, and a large octagonal pavilion for a municipality.

Here's a rendering of what's currently on the sawhorses.

Here are a few shots from the shop this morning:

The principal rafters all in a row. You can see the peak tenon and the strut mortise on the closest one.Here are the arched braces. The timbers are all western red cedar -- a durable and attractive wood that is good for smaller outdoor projects like this.

And here's Whit cleaning up the jack rafter half laps.

We'll be putting this one up next week which should be a lot of fun. Spring is definitely my favortie time of year for a timber frame raising.