Last March, Jacob went to a timber-framing workshop with some friends. Before they went, they cut down a bunch of oak trees from our property and used the sawmill to make the timbers. They loaded the beams on trailers and hauled them to NC where the workshop was. While they were there, they cut two out of the three bents. When they got back home, they planned to finish cutting the timbers and assemble the structure, but the flood happened shortly thereafter. To make a long story short, we didn't have time to finish and erect the building until now.
Yesterday we had a big Timber Frame raising here at our farm. Here's the first installment of pictures.
They built this brace-wall to hold the bent in place, once they got it up.
Raising the first bent, which weighed about 2000 pounds.