Assemble Timber Frame Bents

A Bent is a large section of the timber frame that can be handled as one piece. The timber framers assembled several bents on the deck. Later these are raised with a crane.

5/28/02: The timber frame pieces are delivered in three trips. We unloaded the trucks with Lil Bob (the Bobcat skid steer).

6/02: Eric does some last minute chisel work before assembly begins. Chris oversees the action.

6/02: Eric and Mick prepare rafters before assembly of truss.

6/02: Chris, Jill, Mick, and Eric assemble the great room truss.

6/02: The bents are assembled on the deck with care in hopes that the crane soon would be there.