The 20 Year old Post and Beam Barn was in despaired need of repair and we set out to bring back the beauty and pride to the building. Plans are to rectify the skew angles after the barn sank a foot out of plum, replace the roof, walls, windows and floors. We want to change the extension and transform the whole barn it into a multi purpose function hall, to host barn dances, classes, parties, and facilitate the indoor parts of our farm tours with large groups and school classes.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cutting the Rafters
plaining the edges
cleaning the bark off
beveling the ends
Cutting The birds-mouth special branch style
And now the fun starts
After all that time getting the barn ready for the renovation it felt soooo good today to get cracking with the actual timber work. I had enough of emptying the place, moving all the stuff out and finding sensible places where to store what. Even all the foundation work didn't feel like getting any closer to what we set out to do. But now we broke the ice. It has seriously started. I am really enjoying the timber work. Especially the finishing touches to each beam with the hand tools, like cleaning off the bark or plaining sawn surfaces nice and clean. I hope we can keep up the standard.