Another test for today, I’m trying to get the basic layout transferred from my main page into Blogsy, otherwise it’s a major change to the layout, but we will see.
But today I’m pleased to say we have a great article in the form of a great link to Michael Erkkinen, and his summer 2012 project blog. I always look forward to hearing from Michael, his timber frame work always inspires. This time the projects is his own American colonial timber frame home built circa 1900.
The existing house photo I have taken from Michaels site is looking a little tired, and in need of a little work, Michael has taken the project to hand by re designing the front elevation, and re proportioning the scales of the elevation, With the front door and windows being moved a little.
As always Michael has included a number of photos to show the existing before work commences and a whole raft of “during construction” phase work. Look hard there is much to see and think about, from the general proportions of the existing to his finished design, done I might add on Vectorworks.
The construction photos show the door side window units, the door itself and a rather nifty weather-strip to the door, a detail I’m going to look at in more detail for my one use. Take time to review this photo set, look at the step buildup shows the construction, solid timber detailing lifted away from the ground.
If you have not already done it, take time to review Michaels other web pages, there is so much to pick up, from simple design to major timber frame jointing.
There is at least 1/2 hour CPD in this link, more if you take the time to read Michaels other project listings and do some follow up on this style of timber frame.
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