Frame with Cupola in Lyme, NH

August 22, 2010

We built this pine queen-post frame for an owner/builder couple in Lyme, New Hampshire.  They plan to turn the cupola into a cozy bedroom with a panoramic view.

Wall and Queen Post Bents for Raising

Bents and walls assembled in preparation for raising.

Post and beam pine and cherry frame

A hybrid of sorts, frame starting above ten foot foundation walls.

Pine post and beam with floor joinery and curved cherry braces

Sean awaits a floor joist.

Post and beam pine frame with curved cherry braces

David revels in a job well done.

Will Beemer and Josh Jackson of the Timber Framers Guild and Hearwood School

Will Beemer brought this year’s Heartwood apprentices by to examine our work. Josh was a Heartwood apprentice in 1992 and 1993 and recently became a member of the first group of Journeymen, recognized by the Timber Framers Guild of North America.