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