Luke Sheneman from Idaho has been building a timber frame cabin for the last year and a half and has been documenting the progress at his blog located at: timbercabin.blogspot.com. I recently discovered it and Luke has given me permission to share a few of his pictures and share some information about his cabin with you.
The cabin is still in progress similar to Mark van Roojen’s project in Wyoming that we covered on an earlier post.
Luke started his quest back in September of 2006 when he began collecting information and also lumber for his timber frame. Most of his wood he is using is from downed trees in his area that he has collected and milled. If you click through his blog you can view this process.
In late April of 2007, Luke attended a timber framing workshop at Grand Oaks Timber Framing near Paris, Tennessee. Where they built a timber frame similar in size to what Luke planned to build. When he returned he fine tuned his plans and started milling his lumber.
August 2007 was the raising time for the frame and Luke gathered his friends and family together for an old fashioned cabin raising. Click here to see more pictures and a couple of videos.
Since than he has enclosed the and roofed the cabin and is waiting for spring to come so that he can put the finishing touches to his cabin. In the mean time he is working on furniture and doors, etc. so that when the snow clears he can add these items to the cabin.
Please look through Luke’s blog if you are serious about timber framing. It is very educational and the pictures speak a thousand words.
Timber Framing seems to be very popular in the tiny house blog. What other tiny house information would you like to see covered?
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