Video: Building George’s House – Timber Framing

The timber framing of the Washington house is complete. In this video, we get a close-up view of the construction of the house’s timber frame. For a timelapse view of the timber framing, watch this video. To see how the beams in the frame were fashioned, watch this video.

Learn more about the Washington House here and view other videos, photos, and blog posts about the project here.

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Video: Building George’s House – Timber Framing in the Shop

In June, we visited Blue Ridge Timberwrights in Christiansburg, Virginia. We saw skilled craftsmen fashioning the timbers for the Washington house frame and talked with Sandy Bennett, president of Blue Ridge Timberwights.

Learn more about the Washington House here and view other videos, photos, and blog posts about the project here.

Video: Building George’s House – Timber Frame Timelapse

The timber frame – from floor joists to roof sheathing — of the rebuilt Washington house at Ferry Farm was recently completed.  The work was done by tradesmen using a mix of 18th century building methods and 21st century equipment.  The timbers were fashioned by Virginia-based Blue Ridge Timberwrights.

Learn more about the Washington House here and view other videos, photos, and blog posts about the project here.

Photos: Building George’s House – Timber Framing Finished

Expert craftsmen from Blue Ridge Timberwrights recently completed constructing the timber frame of the Washington house interpretive replica at Ferry Farm.  This collection of photographs documents the their work and begins a week into the process. You can see photos from the first week of work here.  What’s next? Shingles!

Learn more about constructing the Washington house interpretive replica herehere, and here.

Photos: Building George’s House – First Week of Timber Framing

Expert craftsmen from Blue Ridge Timberwrights arrived last Tuesday, September 6 to build the frame of the Washington house.  This collection of photographs documents the first week of their work and begins with pictures of the finished concrete cradle and Aquia sandstone blocks ready to serve as the foundation for the timber frame. Over the past several months, the wood for the frame was carpentered in the Blue Ridge Timberwrights’ shop before being brought to Ferry Farm and pieced together to form the house.  Timber framing work will continue for another few weeks.

Learn more about constructing the Washington house interpretive replica herehere, and here.