Turning the Timber Frame into a Room
Today the first wall went onto the timber frame. Now I begin to see how the room will look and how it will feel. Kelley has been working hard to balance our desire to have big windows with our need for space for furniture and storage–not an easy problem to solve. But today when I came home from Pufferbellies, Bunny Vista had yet another new look.
A new view of Bunny Vista, featuring a wall on the timber frame. When the long covered porch goes on, it will look terrific. What a place to sit and watch the sun set!
Lewis, Aaron and Braxton framed the walls, nailed OSB to the frames, and lifted the walls up to the timber frame.
Lewis is on the ladder.
Braxton and Aaron
Braxton works on the second section of the frame. He is standing inside the space for the window.
Lewis, Aaron, and Braxton hoisted the wall into place with a heavy chain attached to scaffolding inside the timber frame. You can just see Lewis through the window.
The second section of the wall is in place. Brilliant! The wall section with the door goes in next.
And from the inside looking out–still wonderful. I think the windows are exactly the right size–they look terrific framed by the cherry braces. The proportions are exactly right.
The glorious timber frame is becoming a glorious room. I am imagining looking out that window every evening as the sun sets and stepping out onto that porch through the French doors.
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