A Cherry Cruck Frame part 1 : Maryland

 Why travel all the way from Duluth Minnesota to Maryland, just to build a timber frame?

Springtime blossoms Chestertown, MD

Maryland Pavers Chestertown

First of all it is nice to get a jump on spring. Wet sidewalks instead of icy ones. Cherry blossoms and sunshine on brick pavers in front of beautiful old houses. Chestertown Maryland is quite beautiful.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Miles River

A sunny sail on the ‘Old Point’, a crab dredger rune and maintained by the CBMM

And the Chesapeake Bay is never far away. A boat ride on the Miles river is reward for just a little bit of help raising a timber frame at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.


But more beauty is to come from this sawmill shed and many stacks of timber like these at Vicco’s place.


The work site. Cleaned up and with the sill timbers ready for the overnight showers.



Isometric sketch of the addition frame


Four bents. The two gable ones have crucks. Live edge braces in the walls, plates will be 29 foot cherry timbers, live edge.


Gun stock posts and bent laminated rafters. All cherry. Joinery details to be determined.

  Doesn’t this look like fun?

to be continued

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