In hammer and nail-ville we've been spending a lot of time in the shop this week, partially because of the crappy weather we've been having, but also because it's time to start preparing the components for the atrium's timber frame so it can all be craned in and assembled in the next 2-3 weeks. We cleaned up and cut to length all the columns that will be the support structure for the trusses (some are stacked and drying in the front of the above picture). Once that was done we went through and filled any and all old holes and notches with perfectly cut pieces of wood that we snugly secured in place with adhesive and finish nails, fun stuff. As for the trusses that I won't shut up about, we spent today bolting them together with custom made plates we had made specifically for them. It was a fun and simple job for two people to spend a day working on it and I think they turned out super cool. Going into this project I had a feeling that working on the timber frame was going to be my favorite part, and at this point I'm going to say that I was right (with everything else we've done coming in at a close second), and we haven't even really started framing it yet so I'm excited for what is to come. Once we start putting it all together I'll have more to say about it besides how cool it all is, but you're going to just have to bear with me a little longer.
But see, Dylan and Isaac think they're super cool too so...
Til' next time,