This frame was completed in the workshop over 6 months ago, sat in the corner collecting dust and drying out!. A delay between cutting an oak frame and raising it can be problematic as the green oak will shrink & twist. This means the joints may not longer pull up tight. 

This was designed to provide parking for one vehicle and covered patio space. 

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The king post roof design suited the lower pitch roof of ~40°.  The common rafters will be softwood, but with oak ‘sprockets’ which project past giving it an authentic appearance. 

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The primary feature of this frame is the huge cantilevered gable. This projects a full 2m beyond the posts.

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Massive curved braces have been used to help support this projection, both to the wall plates and ridge beam.

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Even though the frame has been in storage and dried significantly, it went together pretty well. The only joints that were troublesome were the large edge-halfed scarf joints in the wall plates, these had twisted leaving an unpleasant gap in the middle.

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