A Marriage of Traditional Joinery and Modern Engineering

Dan, harder at work

On Wednesday, the crew down at iFarm raised a new timber-framed kitchen ell.  The modified English frame is based closely on joinery found in the late-18th century house.  We based the size and location of the addition on evidence found in the house frame of an original, and now demolished, ell.  Like the house frame, the reproduction ell is constructed of White Oak and Eastern White Pine, in addition to Spruce, a species dictated by engineering requirements.  We worked with structural engineer Joe Fix, and architect Ben Nutter, as well as Howell Custom Builders, to build an historically accurate, traditionally-joined frame that met all Massachusetts building codes and regulations.  Click on the slideshow below for more information:

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