Timber Frame Fishing Lodge Part 6 – Day 8 Review

Once again, we had a banner day!  In spite of the frost and fog that greeted us this morning, we managed to get the last four timber trusses assembled and up in the air.  The crew did a great job of pre-fitting the timber trusses at our workshop, which saved us a lot of time on site.  The local crew once again helped us lift the trusses, and have begun preparing the roof for the 2×6 hemlock decking.

We had everyone on both crews sign an oak peg (see photo) – they were all driven into the last truss.  Someday, someone may discover these names and see who put this timber frame together, back in August 2013.

For us, tomorrow will begin with the racking and aligning of the timber frame, followed by the setting of the four timber valley systems.  With luck, we should have all of the timbers up in the air by the end of the day tomorrow.

As I’ve said before, the sunsets (and sunrises) make photo taking easy.  The long twilight helps create a golden glow on the timbers, and cast amazing shadows.  We took tons of shots today, and it becomes very difficult to pick the best for the blog.


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Mark GIllis, P.Eng is an award-winning designer and the owner of GIllis & Company Timber Frames.

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