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Ennis Hill, Marshfield, VT
This frame was in rough shape where it stood in Port Henry, NY.  Dan contemplates the possibilities.

This frame was in rough shape where it stood in Port Henry, NY. Dan contemplates the possibilities.
Outward thrust of the rafters on the plates split the tops of four of the posts at the tie beam.

Outward thrust of the rafters on the plates split the tops of four of the posts at the tie beam.
Skip and Roger use boring machines to add mortises to a new sill.

Skip and Roger use boring machines to add mortises to a new sill.
Trees from the property were hewn into new rafters.  All of the new timbers for this project were milled or hewn from the property.

Trees from the property were hewn into new rafters. All of the new timbers for this project were milled or hewn from the property.
Michael cuts the joinery on the foot of a new rafter.

Michael cuts the joinery on the foot of a new rafter.
We chose to use an oak shear key for this repair.

We chose to use an oak shear key for this repair.
One of the sill girts had a rotten end.  We split the girt with a repair in the middle that is supported with a post and braces.

One of the sill girts had a rotten end. We split the girt with a repair in the middle that is supported with a post and braces.
The homeowner wanted to clearspan the main room.  We added camber to the tie beam and scribed in a straining beam.

The homeowner wanted to clearspan the main room. We added camber to the tie beam and scribed in a straining beam.
The thrid bent is lifted into position.  The trussed bent can be seen in the background.

The thrid bent is lifted into position. The trussed bent can be seen in the background.
The carcass wheel was an original feature of this barn.

The carcass wheel was an original feature of this barn.
The detail of a bladed and cogged scarf joint in the plate can be seen here.

The detail of a bladed and cogged scarf joint in the plate can be seen here.
The homeowner chose a radiant heat floor system with Italian marble.

The homeowner chose a radiant heat floor system with Italian marble.
The floor joists support a pottery studio and kiln on the second story.

The floor joists support a pottery studio and kiln on the second story.
View from the main room to the sudio above.

View from the main room to the sudio above.
The new rafters were consolodated to the studio.

The new rafters were consolodated to the studio.
A narrow high drive was added to allow direct access to the studio.

A narrow high drive was added to allow direct access to the studio.
Here is the finished high drive.

Here is the finished high drive.
 


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