Slideshow (21 photos)

The Hut (map)

Crane at the site before the raising


Calvin prepares a mortise in the shop


Calvin drills a hole for a dowel


Calvin uses giant orange hammer to wack something into place


Calvin working in the shop on the timbers


Calvin cuts a dowel to make room for the ridge pole


The crew prepares to receive the ridge pole


Amstutz's shop with Jack making a phone call while Calvin works


Jim tries to be helpful, but probably is getting in the way


Four strong backs are required to move a rafter subsection


Continuing to move the rafter subsection, Doug comes to help


Continuing to move the rafter subsection, Doug helps, Jou and Doug watch


Lunch on raising day


Setting up the straps and comealong in order to pull together the two bents


The final bent is lowered into position


The finished frame


A closeup of the raising crew


Another view of the finished frame and crew


Another view of the front ridge pole being installed


All hands on deck for the second ridge pole


Taking a break from the action