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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
I'm roofing, which is normally just a dirty way to get a little excercise. However, when we pulled off some of the old roof deck to add insulation, we found a sweet timberframed white oak roof system. Cool stuff, the purlins are massive!

Henniker, NH
Henniker, NH
Credit: Brandon-

Burly
Burly
Credit: Brandon-

Now THAT'S a purlin!
Now THAT'S a purlin!
Credit: Brandon-
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Brandon, you should sheath that with 1/2" lexan so that passing motorists can enjoy the framing from the road.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
in century old work,
ive uncovered butt joints in roof ridges
no idea how the stuff they used to build holds itself up
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 4, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
These ain't no butt joints, dude. Some serious overbuilding.

I love finding surprises in old homes.

We found some vintage porn in a house a couple of weeks ago when we removed an old drop ceiling.

Ok, I didn't love that, but it was a surprise.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Dec 4, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
didnt say they were,
they look like elaborate mortise and tenon with pins

simple was wondering if youd found any unexplainable jointery

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Brandon, vintage porn could be the bank!

Why did you tear off the sheathing, was it rotten? And what's with the 2x6
knee boards ya cheapskate?

I'm above ground now on my deck job. Remind me not to do another one out of
Cumaru. Besides the ungodly cost that sh!te is some kinda heavy! One 4x4x8'
weighs 50 pounds! And did I mention it is harder than the back of God's head?
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Nice old timber framing! Nothing like it, lasts forever. Well OK not forever but you get the idea.

What wood? You said oak?


edited; you did say oak. marvelous!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
That old yankee settlement looks GD straight!

Edge is right its to bad that framing can not be exposed.

Sell them a cold roof . ha.

Cheers,Wilbeer.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Oak is commonly available in New England, as is maple, cherry, and birch. Great for building homes or furniture, and great for firewood. It seems like all I can get to burn here is lodge pole pine.

Just made my first trip to a couple of hardwood suppliers in the area. One was in Denver and was huge, but I had to ask for 6/4 and 8/4 cherry to be brought out by forklift so I could go through the pallet; not nearly as high quality as what I am used to seeing in NH.

The second place, in Broomfield, was a joke. Poor customer service, and they wouldn't get the couple of quarter sawn white oak boards that they had in stock out for me because they were "short handed" despite the fact that I was the only customer in the place and there were four guys just standing around behind the counter. It took coaxing for me to see the only two boards of 5/4 maple that they had in stock. I asked them for an application for a commercial account, and they told me to come back to fill it out. Fat chance.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
I SO love this thread! What an array - from using trees harvested onsite to secret tech stuff to medieval armor, and everything in between - so cool.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Edge! Try out T.C.Wood in Ft.Lupton 303-666-8989 ask for Bill. Or try Paxtons in Commerce City. Largest selection of hardwood in the state.

"She told me to kiss her where it stinks, so I took her to Commerce City!"
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 4, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
I have been in awe of all the crafts-folks posting on this thread, and never thought of being worthy of posting until recently------and I'm still not in your league.

A deep bow to you crafty-crafters!

Heidi & I paid a contractor to destroy and haul away our small, leaky, structurally deficient, & mouse-infested garage this fall, and to build us a larger garage and small attached workshop.

The old garage goes down.
The old garage goes down.
Credit: Fritz


(most) Everything went pretty well, but although we had the contractor, and his subcontractors, insulate, sheetrock, tape, mud, & sand the interior: we neglected noticing that interior painting, cleanup, caulking, and detailing were not on the bid.
New garage & workshop is up.
New garage & workshop is up.
Credit: Fritz

Sooooooo-----the last two weeks: we removed the dust from the sanding, painted the interior, removed our paint tarps, pulled up the sheet-rockers paper over the floor and then removed the accumulated gypsum and tapping mud that had leaked through the paper ( vacuum, clean with stiff broom & water, wet-vac, mop with microfiber mop, & repeat if needed). We are now caulking and moving back into the garage.
Heidi, with the well know "1000 yard stare" as she contemplates what w...
Heidi, with the well know "1000 yard stare" as she contemplates what we need to do to finish the inside of the garage & workshop to her standards.
Credit: Fritz

Heidi & Fritz at the end of the painting.
Heidi & Fritz at the end of the painting.
Credit: Fritz
Cleaning the concrete.
Cleaning the concrete.
Credit: Fritz




I caught a break on Sunday and had the joy of assembling two Harbor-Freight workbenches. That was fun.

The rest has been hard work.

My hat is off to you crafty-crafts-people!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Evel, thanks! I went to Paxton's on Jackson St in Denver, is that Commercial City? I already dropped $885 there for a first purchase, and that was with a commercial discount. Should keep me busy through the rest of 2013.

I will definitely check out TC Wood.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 5, 2013 - 07:03am PT
Edge; Yeah that's the Paxtons I was thinking of. One more is Stans Hardwood in Longmont. Just off Main near/across McCarthys pub. #303-772-2418
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 5, 2013 - 07:10am PT
I enjoy taking my work on the road, it gives me reason to travel.

If anyone needs quality work done, keep me in mind.
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Dec 5, 2013 - 08:19am PT
A newly completed addition to my house.

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible
jammer

climber
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:16am PT
topo cred...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Nice detail work on the shakes.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 5, 2013 - 09:20am PT
What a great thread one of the enduring gems of Supertopo. Nary a harsh word, like the bird thread!

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 09:28am PT
Ok, I didn't love that, but it was a surprise.


Everyone that believes this, stand on your head!!
What? No takers?

Zackly what kinda vintage porn was it dude?
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