We signed up this customer in the summer of 2007 as the market was starting to slow down. This is a Mascord design (http://www.mascord.com/plan_details.asp?PlanID=22156&PlanGraphicID=3468&np=true) that we’ve always wanted to build. We had an advantage over the other bidders, we stick frame nearly every house we build and this design featured a stick framed roof with the garage 45 to the house.
This job kept us busy through the winter ’07-’08 and was one of the most enjoyable projects we’ve worked on. This was in large part due to the customer, Bernie and Joan. They could not have been easier to work with.
This job had a lot of beams in the floor and roof. The ceiling heights varied from 9′ to 10′ and then a vaulted great room. Plans called for the largest glulams and hangers I’ve ever installed. There was a 6 3/4″x27″ GLB in the garage. The plans for this house were very detailed, but very well drawn. It went together very well and looks great finished. It is set in on a corner lot and looks very substantial.
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I took this shot up on the forklift looking at the rear of the garage which is 45 to the house. The garage ridge beam was a 5 1/8" x22 or 27" GLB. This house ended up with quite a few shed dormers. One of the irregular valleys was true and the other overframed. It didn't take but a few seconds to figure out the angles with the Construction Master, although I'd be slow figuring them now.
The upper ridge was a 3 1/2x14x40' GLB. Most of the rafter framing was 2x8 on this roof. The bulk of the skeleton was framed by this point, but there were two gable dormers and a few shed dormers and also a timber entry. The roof pitch was 10-12.
The plans called for 12x12 framing for the timber truss at the entry. We felt it would be overpowering and went with 10x10. We were able to get FOHC KD 10x10 out of Oregon that was just beautiful. I'm not a timber framer, but pretended for a week and loved every second of it!!
My crew was responsible for the framing and siding. This is one of my top 5 favorite projects. It came together very well and it was a pleasure to go to work, even in a wet winter.