The man who is most likely to ruin the place he loves is exactly the man who loves it with a reason. The man who will improve the place is the man who loves it without a reason. — GK Chesterton Dear friends, In May I announced I was going to timber frame a 12x16 barn, though I did not know how to timber frame, or have much in the way of carpentry experience at all. I owned a circular saw, but before now had mostly used it for brush removal (it performs well at this). I called it the Goose Palace, because it was to be a magnificent home for birds. It is now almost complete.
Looks great Simon!
It looks like your foundation is just some granite blocks lying on a gravel pad? Are your sills anchored to those blocks? Having not gone below the frost line, are you concerned about frost heave?
Well done on the build, Simon. And thank you for a break from most of the grim news flooding my inbox. As a father myself, always love seeing the joy of other small people attendant on hanging around projects like this.
Bravo! I'm impressed by the craftsmanship and inspired by the journey. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. Loved the Chesterton quote. I shared his quote in one of my recent posts 'The Eternal Appetite of Infancy"
I'm so sorry to hear about the geese. I'm glad the chickens will have a good home, and some day your future geese can enjoy this lovely palace. Thanks for sharing your journey in building it!