Category Archives: Green Oak Barn

First Cross Frame Complete – green oak barn

Sunday 10/1/21 When you’re on a roll and it’s not raining, you work on a Sunday! We started the day marking out the mortices on the curved sill of the end wall plate and cutting them. We then put it … Continue reading

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End Wall Braces and Mid-post – green oak barn

Saturday 9/1/21 With the end wall braces done, it was time to get the mid-post in. Here I am levelling up the wall plate so that I can mark up the mortice for the mid-post – right hand and eyes … Continue reading

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End Wall Braces 2 – green oak barn

Friday – 8/1/21 As I mentioned yesterday, the braces that go through the middle of the building are larger than those in the front and rear walls. This is because four of them have to link posts to the tie … Continue reading

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End Wall Braces – green oak barn

Thursday 7/1/21 Today we started by scraping off the ice. But there was no wind and the sun was on our backs so although the temperature didn’t get much above zero it was a very pleasant day. Ben and I … Continue reading

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Catch Up On Background Tasks

Monday 4/1/21 It was wet and overcast all day today so no work was done outside on the slab. However, it would have been a work day if we still had tent cover. We hope to have the tent back … Continue reading

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Moving Into The Third Dimension – green oak barn

Sunday 3/1/21 Today I worked with Ben as we moved into the third dimension of this project. We laid out the end cross frame – the one that sits on the wall at the end of the slab. I found … Continue reading

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Front Wall Complete – green oak barn

Saturday 2/1/21 I finished the front wall this morning. A bit of a milestone. I used the technique described here to measure up and fit the last post and brace to the wall plate. Ben came around in the afternoon and … Continue reading

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Last Wall Brace – green oak barn

Friday 1/1/21 Today I made a mistake. When transposing the marking out of one of the brace tenons I mistook a bandsaw scar for a pencil line and I then cut to the mis-transposed line. Disaster! This wrote off this … Continue reading

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Last Post Mortice and Tenon – green oak barn

Thursday 31/12/20 I only did half a day today but progress was made all the same. I started by cutting the tenon on the last post. A time to remember that it’s not just where you cut that’s important but … Continue reading

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Progress Review – green oak barn

Wednesday 30/12/20 It was a cold start. I went out, took this picture and came straight back inside for a cup of coffee! Shortly afterwards I was able to square off the end of this last post and mark out … Continue reading

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