We had a great time last week getting this vintage timber frame up in Manchester, Vermont. The post and bean frame with hand hewn wood was originally built around 1800, in Middle Granville, NY.
It was a beautiful week and we worked surrounded by the vibrant colors of near-peak foliage and under the watchful eye of Mount Equinox in the background. Thank God, the weather was perfect!
Here are some pictures showing the highlights:
Beautifully restored timber frame beams
Last Saturday’s work – restoring the frame and getting the primary timbers up
After erecting the main timbers over the weekend, we spent last Monday focused on placing the roof rafters. We also pegged most joints in the frame with wooden trunnels.
With help from a Grade All, and the view of Mount Equinox in the background.
Here we are installing the roof rafters.
Adding roof boards to timber frame
Adding tar paper over roof boards, as we installed the original boards.
An important part of setting up a timber framing work site: moving the outhouse – at arm’s length – to the proper location.
The completed roof, protected by tar paper.