timber framing

This morning I took my German friends to the airport at 5.30am after a most wonderful and inspirational 2 weeks. Michail and Hannes helped me to build a new timber framed wood store, the process was a real eye opener. Timber framing involves hard and skilled manual work, an eye for beauty but also a remarkable amount of careful planning, geometry and precise measurement. The vast majority of the work goes into preparing the timbers and making all the joints up on the ground then in just a few hours the frame is all put together, I am absolutely delighted with the finished frame, Nicola did a youtube video on raising day.

3 Responses to timber framing

  1. miss rika October 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    That looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the video.

  2. Mike October 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Brilliant stuff, what’s the next stage in the process?

  3. Robin Wood October 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    it was a lot of fun, I am going to cut another larch up on Saturday to weatherboard the one end where the wind always blows from and cut laths for the roof, hopefully it will be finished next week.