Timber Framed Outdoor Kitchen Roof

 This structure will cover an outdoor cooking complex at a residence in Eastern Massachusetts.  The complex will include a brick wood-fired oven, grills, counter and seating space.  I cut the frame with locally-sourced white oak timbers using a variety of power and hand tools.  The frame is assembled with mortise and tenon joinery and will receive a metal roof.  Project in conjunction with Carsten Homstead of Homestead Heat.

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 The Shop, Timbers, ToolsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 Posts with joinery that connects to plates, ties, and bracesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 BracesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Mortices are cut by boring a series of holes and then finishing with mallet and chiselOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 tenons have holes drilled to receive pegsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For raising day we rented a hand cranked “genie lift” with capacity of 1000 lbs, to help us raise the three largest pieces (two plates and a ridge beam) that were each 16 foot 7×9’s.  In green White Oak these pieces weighed from 500 to 800 lbs. IMG_0156

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 This is the look after oilingIMG_0178   

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