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Author Topic: OWG Cruck Barn Framing commences 15 Aug 2016
Ken Hume
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Post OWG Cruck Barn Framing commences 15 Aug 2016
on: August 16, 2016, 06:48

The plywood and pallet framing floor was given a final check and made ready to receive the long and cross sills.


The sills were winched into position using the Land Rover and placed in their approximate final locations in order to inspect just how the best orientation of same could be achieved.


The original hewing stack was much reduced in size by extracting the sills and so it was decided to move the tie beams and purlins into a new position next to the framing floor to free up space on the hewing bunks to hew a few more logs as required.


The Land Rover & winch once again proved to be a great sucess in facilitating the movement of tie beams.


The relocated tie beams and purlins were stacked ready to be lifted and placed as needed with the purlins being placed on the lower levels with tie beams on the top.


At long last after months of tree felling, extraction, debarking, hewing, stacking, excavation, making a temporary plywood and pallet floor the process of layout and cutting the cruck timber frame is now underway.


The Oxfordshire Woodland Group supported by The Postcode Local Trust welcomes approaches by persons interested in getting involved to either assist or learn the ancient traditional craft of cruck building

Ken Hume OWG

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