RAISING THE UNMILLED TIMBERFRAME OF UNDERHILL HOUSE
It’s been a year since we framed up Underhill House. We spent the year before that selecting and preparing those timbers. Watching them come together and sketch the shape of our home against the sky was beyond thrillling.
So here’s a photo replay of some of the most amazing days of my life.
Ready to roll!
Each of the three top beams was made by joining three trees.
Assembling the first bent.
Two bents were assembled on the floor, the third was waiting on the ground.
Hoisting the bents into place with a crane.
Each post nestled down over a steel rod set in the concrete.
Crane operators have amazing skills.
A good day’s work by our tireless crew.
Della Hansmann, who designed Underhill House.
Suddenly it felt like a home instead of an idea.
The porch posts went to the ground.
Another day of crane work to place the rafters.
The rafters weren’t the only thing hoisted into the air that day. I got a chance to take some bird’s-eye shots.
Underhill House – framed up just a year ago.
It’s been a busy year.