Update from Down South

April 18, 2016

Matthew Agrella-Sevilla, TimberHomes’ ambassador to North Carolina (we like to think he still works in Vermont, he’s just taking an extended family vacation in Brevard) has been hard at work bringing timber frames to life in the context of Faulkner Woodworking. Here’s a little sample of what they’ve been up to as the winter has withered into Spring…

A timber frame raising at Gaia Herbs in North Carolina

Three burly men raise a timber post and plate.

Gaia Herbs makes health supplements from plants. The good word from Matt is that they asked Faulkner to put an addition onto a 100 year old farmhouse, to create a near commercial kitchen that could produce food for their employees and potentially offer cooking classes.

“We did not build a true timber frame. As you can see from these photos, it is a sort of hybrid.  The roof is all stick framed and the walls are infilled with insulation where there is not glass. The scribed post was actually notched into the old rock wall.  During demo we found no insulation, or even wood lath. All the first level walls in the house are the rock you see on the outside,then a second layer of rock on the inside. The inside rock was covered with plaster and attached directly to the rock. The final width of the walls are approximately 18″ thick.”

The timber frame raising complete!A Post is scribed to a rock wall at a 100 year old house in North Carolina

At a timber frame raising, a scarfed plate is ready for raising

This job will be finished up in early springtime. Also on Matt and Faulkner Woodworking’s docket this building season is to complete a clamshell pavilion supported by forked trees. Here it is in the works:

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