Join Us for a Coop Raising — This Saturday

I’ve been working on a timber-frame chicken coop and it’s almost time to fit the posts, beams, and sills together. Unlike more-common, stick-frame construction, timber-framed buildings need to be assembled flat on the ground and then raised together. Because of the weight of the timbers, it’s just easier to have a few extra hands, especially since the raised frame needs to have beam tenons fitted into mortises on the fly.

Coop

Come join us this Saturday (17 March) from 2:00–4:00 p.m.at the Low Technology Institute to help raise the coop. It’s free, just let me know you’re coming with an email. You’ll learn a bit about how a timber frame is put together, get a chance to slot a few pieces together, tap in some pins, and chat with some other like-minded folks.

This is a construction zone, so close-toed shoes are a must. Safety glasses and gloves are available but feel free to bring your own.


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