My first large Timberframe/Post and Beam project. New entryway!

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My first large Timberframe/Post and Beam project. New entryway!
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Hi all. This is part of my “Complete Housefront Makeover” project. Full blog and tons of progress pics of the whole (ongoing) build are up HERE

This build will have me completely change the front end of a 1970’s viceroy and turn it into (hopefully) a show stopper :)

I always wanted to try a larger post and beam project, and I saw this makeover series as a good opportunity to give it a go. It is all Western Red Cedar, although it dulls tools quickly, it is a beautiful wood to work with.
It’s amazing how well furniture building tools and techniques translate into timberframing….it’s just on a bigger scale!

So the first thing I needed to do was cut a 6X6X9’ wall tie, cut a half-lap, match it up with a 40” vertical and peg it together, and get it up in the air…..by myself…..lots of fun:
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Then cut the main rafter beams, brought them up one at a time and pegged them in place.
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And it starts to look like this:
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Now…what do you do when you need a couple of 3”X11”X 4’ chunks of red cedar, but no mill has any? Joint, plane, and laminate four 2X6’s of course
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Get out the pencil and the Lee Valley drawing bow, mark out some tennons and hit the bandsaw
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A little hand work, a couple more pegs, and voila: Knee Braces
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Thanks very much for looking,

Ryan Shervill

-- http://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/showthread.php?41055-Ryan-Shervill-s-2011-DIY-renovation....-quot-Maximum-Makeover-the-inside-edition-quot

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posted 08-08-2010 03:06 AM

hey great work i love timber frame houses. great work!!

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posted 08-09-2010 12:36 AM

Ryan – great work. I looked at your blog on this house. OMG – you’ve done A LOT of work so far. You doing this all by yourself? Very nice construction of the entryway.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 08-18-2010 03:06 AM

Great detail work. Very clean too. I like it. Please continue to post your progress. I want to see the finish project.

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posted 08-19-2010 12:48 AM

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posted 08-26-2010 12:55 AM

Great work! I am fond of that style of brace beams.

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posted 08-26-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice work! I have promised the boss a Timbered Purgola. I like the way you cut your arched braces. Thanks for the detailed pics and explaination, it is a big help. Looks like you have a nice shop.

-- TL. Roswell "The only thing that works in an old house is the man who lives there."

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