Saturday, August 25, 2007

Big Timber

Just as we started sheathing the silo, Glen came over with his boom and a trailer FULL of beams for the floor joists of the barn. They were freshly milled and very heavy (300 lbs each, until they dry out), so thankfully he stuck around for a few hours to set them in place with the crane. The 4X10 beams look great, and are about as 'sustainable' as you can get- they were all milled from locally-harvested blowdowns. No trees were killed for this project! Glen also left me with a pile of thick slabs that will be used to make tables, benches, countertops, etc. Okay, back to the silo..

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