Category Archives: Green Oak Barn

Test Erection of the Roof Elements – green oak barn

Tuesday 30/3/21 Today was a varied day and had a milestone in it! It kicked off with Ben bringing the spacer plates he had made following the design published just yesterday. They are beautiful – almost too beautiful to be … Continue reading

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Spacer Plates, Featherboard Delivery and Rafter Painting – green oak barn

Monday 29/3/21 A bitty day today. When we come to installing the posts we will need to hold them 13mm off the brick plinths. This gap will allow us to pump in the epoxy resin into the holes I created … Continue reading

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Modifying the Brick Plinths – green oak barn

Sunday 28/3/21 As my attention is drawn towards the erection of the frame I need to think beyond the frame. Today I modified the cavity in the brick plinths to take the epoxy resin that will hold the base of … Continue reading

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Completing the Ridge Beam Braces – green oak barn

Saturday 27/3/21 When fitting the first ridge brace I used the face of the king post and the underside of the ridge to ensure a right angle. I did this because it was not straight forward to use the centre … Continue reading

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Righthand King Post To Ridge Beam Joint and Last Brace – green oak barn

Friday 26/3/21 Excluding the hip rafter joints, there are 82 joints in this frame and by the end of today I was half way through the last two but before I got to those I needed to finish the king … Continue reading

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Righthand king Post to Rafter Joint – green oak barn

Thursday 25/3/21 It was a short day today. Ben came over for an hour and we dismantled and packed away the righthand truss he completed yesterday. As soon as we released the pin at the bottom of the king post … Continue reading

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Second Truss and First Ridge Brace Complete – green oak barn

Wednesday 24/3/21 Today Ben finished the second (and final) truss and was pretty pleased with it. ? I completed the lefthand ridge brace and was pretty pleased with that too. We really are on the home straight now. There are … Continue reading

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Truss and First Ridge Beam Brace – green oak barn

Tuesday 23/3/21 Today Ben carried on with the righthand truss. He got the first principal rafter in place… …and started work on the second one. By the end of the day the second principal rafter was marked up on both … Continue reading

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King Post to Ridge Beam Joints and Truss – green oak barn

Monday 22/3/21 A lot of thought has gone into the joints between the ridge beam and the king posts and this is the design we have settled on. The constraints on us were: We didn’t want to take too much … Continue reading

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Roof Geometry – Ridge Placement – green oak barn

Sunday 21/3/21 Taking a break from the practical gives you the chance to give the theoretical some attention. A question I need to know the answer to is: where exactly should the green oak ridge beam sit? This is the … Continue reading

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