Cranking along, closing in the salvaged timber frame for the Gorham house. Weather has certainly been on our side!
Creating a new timbered floor system out of salvaged beams… We needed to strengthen the existing beams to carry the floor load. An engineered wood beam was added, and connected to the existing beam with 19″ screws, 12″ on center. Timber floor joist were then added to create a new second story.
The salvaged timber frame is re-engineered and re-assembled for the house. Two 2×4 walls create a 12″ cavity for cellulose insulation, and will carry the light-frame roof trusses. We were able to pre-build the wall “panels” and stand them up with the lull.