Slideshow (49 photos)

Amstutz Woodworking, LLC

The Hut (map)

A large crew is required to lift the 10" stress skin panels onto the roof


Crane at the site before the raising


Jim holds the temporary brace as the others lower the ridge pole into position


Clamping the floor section to the door section


Mike climbs the door section


Preparing a large section of the timber frame for lifting by the crane


The crew prepares to receive the ridge pole


The first large bents has just been moved into position


Steve and Doug preparing for the first large bent


Crew members prepare the floor section to be raised into position


A post is positioned, making sure that the brace and horizontal member are fit at the same time


The crew getting started with the raising; Steve is dealing with an issue where the iron rods in the foundation are mispositioned


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


The very first frame subsection raised into postion -- the king posts around the front door


Lunch on raising day


A minor ridge pole is lowers into position


Mike gets aggressive with the orange mallet


Steve and Jim move rafters around


A large subsection of rafters is lifted by crane and positioned around the chimney opening


The first ridge pole is moved into position


Bits of the timber frame are assembled on the ground before being raised


Doug coats the end grain of a post with preservative


Raising the final bent


The final bent, a little higher


The final bent is lowered into position


The finished frame


A closeup of the raising crew


Another view of the finished frame and crew


The front ridge pole is positioned in place


Another view of the front ridge pole being installed


All hands on deck for the second ridge pole


Steve cleans the debris from a mortise


Monir adjustments are made to a tenon to ensure a proper fit


Steve uses a small tractor to move timbers around his yard and shop


Joe and Steve prepare the rafter subsections that surround the chimney


Steve and Mike oversee the movement of member


Steve and Mike slide the roof truss together


Steve inspects a mortise before fitting together the mating members


The crane ball is moved into position by Steve


Steve uses superhuman strength to casually move a 300 pound post; Kevin looks on in awe


Steve does his thing


Steve positions a brace as a complicated joint comes together


Just before the joint comes together


Steve hands something up to Jim


Steve straps and Kevin clamps -- preparing to move a section of timber frame with the crane


Steve applies straps to a frame section to move with the crane


Working during the raising