On-site assembly

May 23rd 2003: Now comes the time to mark out the mortises in the six uprights - each are different so care is needs to be taken to get everything correct!

The reference hole for the A2 upright

Bring the pieces to  the site - 3m of 5" x 4" oak is rather heavy

Starting with upright A2 followed by floor joist F3

W3 is now added and the assembly glued. Oak pegs will be eventually used.

The two sides were added without gluing to see if they fitted - they did!

A view of the middle upright with the porch joist slotted in temporally

Close-up of the shoji lintel on upright A1

June 1st 2003: Now comes the hard work this weekend!

Close-up of the joint at the top of A3 upright

The door floor joist, sides and side tops fitted and glued

The porch uprights and front floor joist mounted

As above from the side - looking good!

Fitting the 13cm by 10cm by 4m roof joist was interesting

Back and door joists fitted

The roof overhang end gables fitted

Fitting the door and the window uprights inside the frame.

The view from the front - roof next I guess!

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