Just wanted to let everyone know that my timber frame barn is finally up! It is great to finally see everything come together after all the hard work. I now know how much work goes into doing a project like this. I used one of Jason's barn plans and everything worked out great. I did it all using hand tools and a circular saw.... I wanted that chain mortiser so bad, but...
The frame timbers are a real mix. Sugar maple for the posts, beech, hemlock, white pine, spruce and some others I could not identify. Most of the wood came from trees I cut on my own property and the rest came from a friends farm. All milled on site by a friend of mine.
Many thanks to Jason and Richard for all their help at last summer's course. Can't believe it has almost been a year already! I
highly recommend taking this course if you ever plan on building a frame or just for the experience. Already thinking about my next frame!