Hand-cut Timber Frame

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The timbers for a project are delivered to our shop. We order the timbers in their nearest length to minimize waste. They have been planed and are full-dimension lumber.

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Our timber wrights lightly plans the timbers one more time and then they transfer the shop drawings to the faces of the wood. The layout on the timber is double-checked by another crew member and all measurements need to be within 1/16th of an inch.

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The joinery is ‘roughed in’ using power tools and cut to length with circular saws.

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Using a mallet and chisel, the timber frame’s joinery is finished by hand.

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After completion, the timber is sanded in order to clean up the marks from layout and then is sealed with Land Ark wood seal. It is a all-natural citrus based sealer.

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The exposed ends of the timber have Anchor Seal applied. This seals the ends of the timber to slow the drying process and minimize checks.

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After being cut, the timbers are gathered and bundled for transportation to the job site.