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    Just thought I'd post some small progress and shots of the front doors (documented on another thread) to keep this thread more complete.

    Front doors from Accoya Pine. First time making doors and first time working with Accoya. Lots of lessons learnt.

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    And this weekend I started putting in some...joists? Between the summer beams to later allow me to stack timber up under the rafters on either side of the garage with access from the middle.

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    Cheers, Dom
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    Hi Dom,

    Looks like you have done a great job of it!!!

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    Very impressive Dom

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    Thanks guys and thanks for the help along the way.

    Oh, I also automated those front doors - works great.

    Cheers, Dom

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    Woohoo! Sorry, I'm excited and relieved because I just got my final inspection approval letter for the garage from my surveyor. Even though i'd jumped through all the paperwork hoops from the beginning there was still some anxiety until the final signoff so now I can finish the build without stress!

    Cheers, Dom

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    Hey Dom!!!!

    No reason to apologize at all...!!??...You should be excited.

    Whether I'm designing and building here...or helping with projects overseas, I can not express how excited and please I am every single time I build and/or restore a new traditional (or natural) building project that for all practical purposes..."snubbs"...the modern building industry!

    Case in point, the two current project we are doing in New York and Vermont...Timber frames, stone (NO CONCRETE) foundations...full on structural builds that...couldn't be done...LOL...BEING DONE!!!!...and for less than modern methods or virtually the same price!!!

    Virtually every project I (we...et al) do starts with..."You can't build that"......or..."You can't use those kinds of materials"............(aka green wood, wood joinery, stone foundations without concrete, clay, textile, etc) in a structural context!!!!????!!!!!

    Then I do the design, I (we) have the team of PE I have worked with for 30 years approve it, and take it back to the..."building/construction officials"...and watch with glee as they try once more to state it can't be done that way...LMAO!!!

    In the the last two decades......yet to be stopped!!!!

    So...BE EXCITED.........and keep bringing back the older (better) methods of building!!!

    Blessings,

    j

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    Thanks J,

    It's great to hear you are keeping the traditional methods alive. It would be terrible, but foreseeable, if traditional, time-tested, methods were not approved by the powers that be simply because of a lack of understanding / ignorance and strict adherence to 'modern' methods.

    When I initially spoke with my surveyors they told me I wouldn't need an engineers certificate for the frame. Then when I handed them my 'plans' they were like "...um, yeah, we are going to need an engineers certificate!", because it was completely out of their comfort zone. In the end I submitted my drawings and calculations to a structural engineer with experience in traditional timber framing, paid my $1500- and got back my untouched drawings and calcs with his stamp on them - which was both good and bad as I had hoped to possibly get some input or recommendations for my money!

    Put in the rest of the 'joists' where I will store some timbers on the weekend.

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    Cheers, Dom

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