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Where to start?
« on: October 27, 2015, 09:41:37 PM »
I am building a stick-built brick pool house with a 21'-4" x 7'long TF gable extension for an outdoor kitchen.  I am an engineer and pretty handy with modern tools, but have no experience with timber framing. I have built a few pole barns other misc structures, but nothing TF. I have considered buying a kit from some of the online company's that offer such, but something inside me keeps saying you should do this.  I have a suitable shop and all winter if that is what it takes to do it.  I only see needing one King truss bent with braces, plus a ridge beam and few a rafters so in the scheme of some of project I see going up on this blog it is relatively small project. Hopefully, it be simple enough for a beginner.  My question really is where do I go to get information for the details of how to design the structure.  I have AutoCAD and am capable of producing shop drawings once I figure out how the structure should be designed.  I have watch a many of the online videos and have a grasp of the basics, but need more info on the details in order to be able to design the structure and properly detail the joints.  I have the overall building design done and I know what I want the TF to look like when I done, I just need to know how to get there.

Are books or learning videos that focus on the design process TF?  I know I will need information on the craftsman techniques also, but I don't think I am ready for that yet. 

Any suggestions you can offer to help me get started in this adventure would be appreciated.

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 11:06:27 PM »
I'd say hire a timber frame designer.
Brice's website, timberframehq.com is a good start.
Where are you located?

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 11:21:00 PM »
I am located in Kentucky.

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 10:15:49 PM »
Any other suggestion on how to prepare for my first TF project?" :P

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 10:07:06 AM »
There are lots of books that you can buy at the online book store on the Timber Framer Guild webpage/online store.
One of them is on roof trusses.

http://tfguild.stores.yahoo.net/tifrbo.html

There are many ways to do what you want to do.
You can draw it yourself and post it here or in the plan section above and I will review it and make comments about your design.

Or you can email me and I'll review it offline.

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 10:13:08 PM »
Find a class.  Or a framer willing to share a weekend.  A bit of experience goes a long way.

The time I invested learning log cabin building and Timber framing from those that know, well, in the end it saved me considerable time and dollars.


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