Timber Frame Workshop: Raising Day

Day 9 was pure magic. 

The crane arrived at 10:30 AM, and the final piece was lifted in to place shortly before 5 PM. Friends and family joined to watch the raising. The sense of pride, accomplishment, community, and teamwork as we watched the final piece get fitted in to place is impossible to describe.  

 Prepping for the crane

Prepping for the crane

 Team safety huddle before the crane action begins

Team safety huddle before the crane action begins

 James and Katie watch as the first bent is lifted into place

James and Katie watch as the first bent is lifted into place

 Getting the placement just right

Getting the placement just right

 James and Pat get the post into place

James and Pat get the post into place

 Al shows off his raising day attire

Al shows off his raising day attire

 Second bent gets lifted into position

Second bent gets lifted into position

 Paula & Storm make sure everything is aligned 

Paula & Storm make sure everything is aligned 

 It's starting to take shape

It's starting to take shape

 Storm & Dan place some temporary supports

Storm & Dan place some temporary supports

 The crane hoists a wall piece

The crane hoists a wall piece

 Katie, Bill, and Dave fit in a wall piece into place

Katie, Bill, and Dave fit in a wall piece into place

 Looking better and better

Looking better and better

 Time for some scaffolding

Time for some scaffolding

 Bob takes a break with his sippy cup

Bob takes a break with his sippy cup

 Time to get a little higher

Time to get a little higher

 Half of the scarf joint gets lifted in to place

Half of the scarf joint gets lifted in to place

 Passing up a brace piece

Passing up a brace piece

 No shoes, no shirt, no problem

No shoes, no shirt, no problem

 Third bent gets raised

Third bent gets raised

 James helps out with some last minute adjustments

James helps out with some last minute adjustments

 Now that's a beautiful piece of wood

Now that's a beautiful piece of wood

 Ready for the final piece

Ready for the final piece

 Fitting the time capsules into place

Fitting the time capsules into place

 There she goes

There she goes

 Scarf joint comes together 

Scarf joint comes together 

 Finishing touches

Finishing touches

 She's a beauty

She's a beauty

 The team

The team