Original Site work about a year ago (i.e. spring of 2015) .
Workshop Piers late spring 2016
First Workshop Timbers Arrive
Well Drilling – 3 gpm at 225′, we decided to drill 40′ (two sections) more and had 5 gpm when we stopped at 265′ deep. It has filled up to within about 10′ of the surface, so lots of capacity.
Back to the workshop, roof and other timbers
Timber Frame Raising
Very precise framing – they mostly rely on timber framing software that can deal with the layout on nominally dimensioned timbers using fixed reference surfaces with most joints just measured and cut from printouts. Almost no joints are pre-fit, and yet nearly all fit tightly with just a little pressure, or occasionally a mallet to bring the joint together.
Kennebec Timber Framing Crew, left to right
Justin (summer help with prior experience), Jake (owner’s son/partner), David (owner)
We see David most Sunday mornings at church, Jake and Justin attend churches nearer their homes.
Starting the board sheathing (my work now for awhile). Once the sheathing is on, wiring is run on the outside of the frame (probably in conduit), then the timber framers return to cover the shop with stress skin panels, after which I will do roof (maybe by the Amish), windows, doors, and siding.
Main building roof from the inside
Shed extension roof
Work continues adding the sheathing (i.e. inside walls) over which will go the stress-skin panels.
Inside roof – both the roof boards and wall boards are being pre-painted before placing them.
Walls from inside
Conduit for wiring being added on the outside of the sheathing.
Exterior foam/OSB faced panels for the exterior sheathing and insulation.
Continuation of stress-skin panels. Roof is 2″ foam plus 4″ panels over the 2″ foam.
Skylight was added when I realized that the ‘loft’ area had much more potential than originally thought.
Exterior with windows all in, and sample trim on front. Roofing will be delayed about 6-8 weeks (roofer too busy!), hence the new plastic covering on the roof.
Interior with windows installed. The flooring is waiting to be installed after the door is installed.
Shop exterior, partially sided
Shop interior, flooring down
Shop interior, loft “ceiling” installed
House excavation actually started! The main house will have a mostly full basement with a portion likely stepped up because of ledge. The ell and garage will practically be built on the ledge.
Front side of the workshop is done (and the right gable end has been shingled since…now just the rear of the shed and the whole other gable end to go.)
Footings getting ready to be poured
The workbench has been successfully moved and re-assembled and most everything else except the Felder and dust collector has been moved.
The camp (now storage shed) roof has all been re-done and aside from some other minor work on the exterior, the shed is useable and in full use for storage of “garage” type items.
New sliding “barn” door for the shed – very convenient compared to the old ill-fitting glass slider door which is long gone.
Footing pour begins. Everything is done with a pumper unit for ease of access and placing the concrete without excess handling.
Foundation walls beginning to be formed. The basement under the main house will be about 7′ high except in one corner. Under the ell and toward the garage it will decrease to about 4′ and then 2′, but we are going to frame everything for the ell floor rather than pour a slab giving better access for wiring, etc.
Cement truck and pumper truck beginning to pour the walls
Fireplace and chimney footings
Pouring the walls
Finished foundation and start of 3″ insulation
Backfilling and rough grading begins
Ready for floors, and power, well, and septic trenches
Getting ready for pouring floors
Crushed rock in main part of foundation
Power line trench in process (the power pedestal and meter is now in and the line crew should be hooking up power to the pedestal in the next few days.)
Pouring the floors