Timber Framing Joinery: Continued

We finished up the posts this week and moved on the first of the beams. I thought the 8×8 posts were heavy but the 8×12 are real monsters. I’m really glad we upgraded the wheels on the timber cart.

Loading up the first 8×12 beam on the timber cart.

This will be a tie beam that supports the loft. I’m cutting joist pockets here.

And here’ a time lapse of the weeks progress including some video of the chain mortiser in action.