Days 2 - 5: The "bents", or sections, are assembled, pegged together with new pegs, and adjusted so that they are square and true. Since our building will have a 2nd floor loft, notches are cut in the tie beams to hold the floor joists. The joists are 3/4 round cedar logs from another old building, and they also need to be trimmed to length and cut to fit in the notches. Zane helps the crew push the pieces together.
We have always wanted an old house - they have more soul than your average newfangled house. The problem is we have not been able to find one located in a spot we wanted to live, so we decided to build our own old house. We found an old barn frame, and are using that to build an addition to our compound in Utah.
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