Cutting the floor joists
May 18th 2003: I finally decided to jump in with both feet and start marking up the wood starting with the floor joists. However, trouble at step 1! The sawmill had cut the joists as 13 x 11cm rather than 13 x 10cm! Can you believe it? I think I will have to bodge a few things in the design!
The floor Joists - F1, F2,F3,F4,F5,F4A,F5A
Marking out the floor joists
Cutting the floor joists to length
Nice to actually see what size the teahouse will be for the first time!
The next job will be to cut the tenons using the crosscut saw and start on the corner uprights. Boy, isn't green oak heavy!
The floor joist tenons after cutting on the mitre saw
It's really easy cleaning the tenons with a 1.5" chisel!
All the floor joist tenons are now cut (F1, F2,F3,F4,F5,F4A,F5A)
Shoji lintels - W1,W2,W3, P1,P2
These are the tenons on the lintel pieces under the shojis
All the shoji lintel pieces complete to match the floor joists (W1,W2,W3, P1,P2)