Our family owns a construction company, Custom Woodcraft Builders. I think I might have mentioned that. We specialize in timber frame homes and log homes but we do stick build and remodel, but mostly timber frame homes.
I want to share with you an awesome project that we (he, really…I do the office side of the company) built in Nashville, Indiana which is located in Brown County. Brown County is beautiful with its rolling hills and dense forest. It is the perfect setting for a timber frame home or a log home.
David Watters was the architect for the home. David also owns The Beamery, where we have our timber frames made. My husband David and David Watters worked with the couple to come up with the plans for their timber frame home.
After every permit was filed, the hand crafting of the beams began. The home’s timber frame is made from Cypress and is 100% mortise and tenon joinery
After the beams were made, they have to be test fitted.
In the mean time, the footers were finished. The footings and subfloor utilized washed and compacted #11 stone overlayed with a dense 4″ thick foam.
The basement walls were pre-built/insulated/pre-studed using Superior Walls. The walls were set and ready for drywall the same day!
Then, the basement floor was poured.
Then it was time for that awesome occasion that is rarely seen anymore. The raising of the timber frame.
You must watch the videos of the timber frame raising. It is very cool to see how it looks going up.
And that night, the owner, Michele, got this glorious photo.
Most of the photos and both videos were taken by the owner, Michel Wedel. She is an awesome photographer who did Simone’s Senior photos. You can see more of her photos on her website.
My next post will continue with the building of this beautiful home and what makes it a passive home.