Just look at these barn rafters!
Aren’t they just the prettiest little things that you have ever seen?
I just love ’em.
All straight in a little row.
Well, not that straight. If you look at the bottoms of the rafters, where they rest on the plate, you can see a bit of a curve to them. I think most builders would have straightened that out.
But, I find that one of things that gives character to older buildings is the lack of perfection found in them. They are like us… they come with a few imperfections, but are quite loveable that way.
So, I leave manufactured perfection to other builders and spend my days admiring the work of people who build with their hands and use simple tools.
Originally posted 2015-03-17 14:11:00.