12 x 16 design process 2

This view shows all main timbers in place, at this stage the drawing would be ready for initial review by an engineer, to determine the sizes and grades of the timbers. Once sizes and grades are set, the next step will be drawing in all the connection details.
The drawing app that I use has many styles, this view has “sketchy edges”

12×16 design process 1

These images show the first stage of design on a small sized timber frame.

Floor plan, division of floor plan into bays or aisles, Post, Tiebeam, Brace, Rafter.

This is called the End Elevation, next blog will have the Side Elevation.

Selwyn Barn Repair

Building in mid-span rafter support on a saggy roof section. This is one of the tallest barns I’ve been in, aisle posts are approx 24′ tall.

In the top photo, you can see how an old post became a new tiebeam.

Raising the Nogies Creek Cabin

Sept, 2020: posting more pics from the Nogies Creek raising. I basically picked all the images with water in the background… Also included another design drawing showing a lot of the dimensions for the structure.