Category Archives: Green Oak Barn

Rear wall featherboard and glazing the front window

February 2022 Two days after fitting the rear wall frames, window and breather paper, the COVID restrictions were lifted and I went skiing in France! When I got back, it was time to fit the featherboard to the outside rear … Continue reading

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Rear wall frames, window and breather paper

January 2022 With Christmas over and winter set in I needed to refocus on progressing the finishing of the barn. At this point the barn looks finished from the front but the back is still open. Although the wind and … Continue reading

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Hanging the sliding doors

October 2021 Since the slates went on the roof of the barn, finishing it has been less of a priority than making things within it (see The Wedding Dining Table Project, Utility Room Elizabethan style – Belfast Sink stand, Utility … Continue reading

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Panel to Left of Door Complete – green oak barn

Tuesday 24/8/21 With the wedding dining table project complete, I was able to get back to working on the barn. Today I put in the featherboards to the left of the door opening. These boards went up very quickly as … Continue reading

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Featherboards Completed for Front Right Bay – green oak barn

Monday 2/8/21 Today the featherboards for the front right bay went up. Once again, because there were braces involved, the top boards needed to be put in place before the boards below them were all fixed.   Key posts How … Continue reading

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Featherboards of Left Front Bay Complete – green oak barn

Sunday 1/8/21 After all the faffing around yesterday working out a better position for the featherboard fixings, the rest of the featherboards for this bay went up quite quickly. The image below shows the challenge faced when putting the boards … Continue reading

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Re-think on Featherboard Spacing – green oak barn

Wednesday 28/7/21 Although I was happy with the overall effect of the featherboard fixing I did yesterday, there were one or two niggles. The main one was the spacing of the stainless steel fixings. They look too high. Also, because … Continue reading

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First Featherboard Fixing – green oak barn

Tuesday 27/7/21 Today I started by adding “kick-out” wedges to the bottom the the wall panel frame. This picture was taken after they had been fitted and the breather paper stapled to them. I’ve placed a spare wedge in the … Continue reading

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Framing the Window Frame – green oak barn

Monday 26/7/21 I’ve been wondering for several weeks how best to deal with the window frame to featherboard detail. Finally I came up with this solution: to run a piece of 50 x 50mm green oak down each side of … Continue reading

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First Window Frame Fixed – green oak barn

Saturday 24/7/21 Today I reassembled the large front window after painting and fixed it into the wall panel frame. I started by attaching expanding foam around the edges of the window frame. I then temporarily fixed strips of polythene to … Continue reading

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