Here is Western View… from frame to finish in just three photos…
The first photo shows the nearly finished reassembly of the vintage timber frame that we salvaged from a neighboring county.
Once we had it all together we gave her a good bath using soap and water from a power washer.
Our next step in finishing a typical timber frame home would normally be the application of “stress skin panels” on the exterior, which are basically huge panels that are spiked into place. They create insulation and an interior wall surface of drywall that is found in most homes today.
We didn’t do that here. The homeowner wanted painted wood paneled walls instead of drywall, which is a more attractive, more durable finish to have on the interior.
So, after erecting the frame of the house, we applied paneling to the outside of the timber frame and then… we built a stick-built house outside of that, and then insulated it.
This home, is a house, that is within a house.
Talk about strength… this is THE place to be when disaster looms.
The final photo shows the finished details.
Originally posted 2015-02-24 16:00:15.