Patrick's Barn: Framing Continuescomments (3) July 19th, 2011 in Blogs
We've made good progress since my last post. Two weeks ago, Fine Woodworking associate art director Kelly Dunton came over to help me build the beams that support the eave ends of the roof rafters. These are big timbers, each made from a pair of 2x10s and a pair of 2x8s. I put the first together by myself, and having Kelly's help afterward likely saved me from a wrenched back or a dangerous fall.
This past weekend, I got a full day's help from Fine Homebuilding copy editor Don Burgard and Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney, who helped me build the floor for the main barn's second story. It was a brutal day in the blazing sun. Temperatures were in the high 80s, but it seemed even hotter. I was so grateful for their help. My wife, Carol, who's been photographing the barn's progress, took our son away for the weekend to visit family, so there aren't any pictures of the floor going together, but I did snap a photo after the guys left.
I'm really lucky to work in a place where helping a coworker build a barn in your free time is considered "fun," "interesting," even "a piece of cake." I only hope I can repay all of the many favors I've gotten already.
Read more about my barn here.
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