A CLT Home in the PNW

After using Cross Laminated Timbers (CLTs) from KLH to form our fine woodworking shop we were excited to incorporate the big wooden panels into other projects. We’re working again with the CLT manufacturing, design, and engineering teams at KLH, this time to raise a complete CLT home in Scappoose, Oregon.
Our team has been raising/joining the CLTs this week. Here’s an animation of the planned process:
And a few current progress photos from the craftsmen on site:

What are CLTs? A quick description might be ‘giant plywood’. More specifically, CLTs are large structural wooden panels, typically consisting of 3, 5, or 7 layers of dimensional lumber, oriented at right angles, glued together. Using a crane and lulls, the panels will be lifted into place and fitted by hand. For this home project, each panel is 3.75″ thick. The raising will take our team 5-6 days, from mudsills to full enclosure.
Our thanks to Alan Morris Architect out of Prince of Wales Road in London, England who designed this project for his skills and time on the site this week. Further thanks to Deform, with Tom Ghilarducci as the Project Manager, the builder on the project. We’re excited to see this home all finished and will be sure to share progress. If you’re interested in completed residential projects, check out our homes galleries. More questions on CLTs or timber framing? Ask us.