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General Forestry => Timber Framing/Log construction => Topic started by: Rooster on February 12, 2011, 12:05:51 AM

Title: Timber framed garage for VWs
Post by: Rooster on February 12, 2011, 12:05:51 AM
My son Brandon, who is a VW guy, is a member of the VW Vortex forum on-line.  He came across this interesting thread and thought we all might be interested in reading about the project.  I found it to be very impressive for a first-time frame, the use of reclaimed materials and the solar PV system on the roof.

Check it out!

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3996345-Post-and-Beam-Garage&highlight=garage

Maybe we should invite the bulders to join our group...eh?

By the way, these are the stats for the VW Vortex forum...WOW!

VWVortex.com Statistics:
Threads 5,026,004
Posts 65,697,063
Members 585,640
Active Members 45,136

Rooster
Title: Re: Timber framed garage for VWs
Post by: Wrangler55 on February 12, 2011, 06:51:38 AM
Rooster,

 Brandon has a great place to put his VW now.  That's the most impressive man cave I've ever seen.  I can't imagine what he's had to promise his wife in return.

Hal
Title: Re: Timber framed garage for VWs
Post by: shinnlinger on February 12, 2011, 08:31:21 AM
What impresses me the most about that father and son team is that they built a nice little frame with hardware store tools and a set of scaffolding. No boring machines, hydraulic cranes, mafell planers, beam saws or even decent chisels or drills.  Not much help either.

I hope that inspires folks to just get out there and do it.  You don't NEED 10k worth of tools to get started in timberframing....
Title: Re: Timber framed garage for VWs
Post by: mikerat on February 14, 2011, 08:42:09 AM
Rooster those are great pics, I wonder if that young man will become a Timber Framer? I know a guy who buildt a nice bridge once for his first project and he's now a kick-butt timber framer.

Mike