Hello from Mark Davidson, join me here for posts about Traditional Woodworking including: Timber framing, old Ontario barns, structural design, tools of the trade and generally what keeps us busy at Whippletree.
Current workshop project is a Garage/Storage Building for a site near Bancroft. The build features three wedged scarf joints and has timbered walls with a standard 2x truss roof.
Currently on my annual pilgimage to Vancouver Island to visit my partner’s parents. I took the picture below at the Coombs Country Market, AKA “Goats on the Roof” A fantastic market with plenty of items including western salmon jerky.
Many of the buildings in Coombs are constructed using round log framing with plank roof decking and earth roofing – rubber membrane, drainage layer, dirt and grass. Definitely one of my favorite building styles and well suited to the moist climate on Vancouver Island.
Whippletree working in the shop this week assembling trusses for an Addition in Hampton, Ontario.
LOTS of timberlinx and some new timber carts, which I will blog about soon.