Saturday, 25 May 2013

Timber Frame Porch

Another Wolseley porch, this time timber frame style. 



Starts with tearing out the old deck... and creating a new footing.

Ravi is building the rebar towers:

Ready for a pour:

Gilles and myself have some crazy ideas. Mansard roof? Maybe a timber framed awning?

Main Bent:

Tie beam to house and corner post:

Main beam to tie beam connection, with dragon tie!

The corner joint above the post is based on a Japanese style timber joint with four dovetails:

Plate joints:



After the Raising:







The steps:

Closing in:



Final effect:








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