Monthly Archives: October 2020

The First Cut – the green oak barn

Interestingly, the first cut on this job was into brick not wood. All the bricks for the plinths needed to be cut down to size. I invested in a diamond cutting blade for this. Chandlers (who have set me up … Continue reading

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Marking Out – the green oak barn

The starting point for this project is a reinforced concrete raft foundation which is pretty level but not perfectly square. It is open on three sides with an existing wall bounding one of the short sides – the north side. … Continue reading

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Green Oak Arrives – the green oak barn

There was great excitement on 12/10/20 when the green oak arrived for the project. It came from France via our friends at The Green Oak Carpentry Company. Ben – my co-conspirator on this project – came up to help unload … Continue reading

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The Cutting List – the green oak barn

With the frame plan in place, it was time to draw up the cutting list for the green oak. This was a nerve wracking experience. Get this wrong and the project would be severely delayed and costs would go up. … Continue reading

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Our Suppliers – The Green Oak Carpentry Company – green oak barn

Embarking on this project is slightly daunting, having never done anything like this myself before. Many questions come to mind. For example: where do you buy green oak? And although I’m fairly confident I could cut the necessary joints, how … Continue reading

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The Plan – the green oak barn

The planning permission for our extension included a timber frame ‘garage’ and the slab for this was laid while the extension was being built but we didn’t have the head space to build the garage at the same time of … Continue reading

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The Green Oak Barn Project

I love wood and I’m a bit of a designer, maker and fixer of things. When we returned from overseas (the first time) in 1989 and moved to the Rugby area we were faced with the option of buying a … Continue reading

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