The timber raising was today. It was a beautiful cold crisp day. Here are some shots of it all. The first is a shot of the last of the snow that put our raising off by a week.
The first of the timberframe beams arriving
Country Carpenter's big HIAB crane starting to unload
First load landing on the house deck
John driving one of the first trunnels (wooden dowels) into the main house lower frame
The first timbers raised - starting with the garage barn
Garage roof rafters staged for raising
A shot inside the garage frame
Another shot of the garage frame almost complete
Roof rafters for the garage start to take shape!
The topping off ceremony (Thanks Bill) To learn more about this tradition from Scandinavia click here!
The garage timberframe structure is done
First bay of the main house floor joists in place
Garage view of house framing progress
Bill driving nails the traditional way (no compressed air...)
John showing how a hammer works
A solid days work - thanks Country Carpenters - and to Paul and Peg for driving down all the way from Boston as our official spectators!
The last shot of the day. The crew did an amazing amount of work for one day!! More to come tomorrow.