Trenched down brace
The sun came came blasting into the workshop yesterday, just as I took this picture of a small porch side-wall.
The curved brace is scribed into the studs, allowing for a flush finish. Where possible, we select curved pieces of air dried oak from stock. The dried timber will have done most of it’s shrinking, in time leaving smaller gaps if further shrinkage does occur.
***This frame has now been raised, link to finished job here***