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The Theodore Wood House
The Theodore Wood house.

The Theodore Wood house.
The boards on the gable indicate where the previous addition once stood.

The boards on the gable indicate where the previous addition once stood.
A granite foundation from a barn that had burned down on the property was scattered in a field across the road.  We retrieved the granite for the new foundation.

A granite foundation from a barn that had burned down on the property was scattered in a field across the road. We retrieved the granite for the new foundation.
Crushed slate was used for the floor of the addition.

Crushed slate was used for the floor of the addition.
View of the foundation before tamping and final grading.

View of the foundation before tamping and final grading.
The new sills are set on the foundation.

The new sills are set on the foundation.
The bent nearest the house use an english tying joint so that the tie beam would not interfere with an existing doorway.  The other two bents used drop ties to provide space for a loft.

The bent nearest the house use an english tying joint so that the tie beam would not interfere with an existing doorway. The other two bents used drop ties to provide space for a loft.
Detail of the plate cog where the english tie rests.

Detail of the plate cog where the english tie rests.
With the help of  good friends, the first posts are raised by hand.

With the help of good friends, the first posts are raised by hand.
The other two bents are assembled and positioned to be lifted into place.

The other two bents are assembled and positioned to be lifted into place.
We decided to use a gin pole made of hop-hornbeam instead of a crane to lift this frame.

We decided to use a gin pole made of hop-hornbeam instead of a crane to lift this frame.
We stopped to discuss the next pick after lifting the second bent into place.

We stopped to discuss the next pick after lifting the second bent into place.
The third bent begins its ascent.

The third bent begins its ascent.
The first rafter plate is lowered into place.

The first rafter plate is lowered into place.
Michael gives the plate a gentle tap to send it home.

Michael gives the plate a gentle tap to send it home.
View through an adze swept rafter.

View through an adze swept rafter.
With the rafters in place, Seth Kelley begins to board the roof.

With the rafters in place, Seth Kelley begins to board the roof.
Seth Kelley dipped into his stockpile of recycled slate for this project.

Seth Kelley dipped into his stockpile of recycled slate for this project.
The homeowner did all of the custom cutting for his new roof.

The homeowner did all of the custom cutting for his new roof.
Seth Kelley nears completion of the first side of the roof.

Seth Kelley nears completion of the first side of the roof.
   


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