The Spring 2020 raising date is quickly approaching for the Lyons National Bank – Farmington NY branch. Our craftsmen are putting finishing touches on the timbers for the barn-inspired timber frame bank:
Andy (below) was explaining–to the camera–the layout process which includes double-checking length, joinery, coding, and more, plus applying notes for all the hand touches that happen to each timber in the frame.
10″ timbers throughout the LNB frame have curves cut on a band saw using a bunch of muscle and precise eye to follow templated lines applied during layout. These lyrical additions visually lighten and open the volume of the frame. They also add fluidity as the curves will “flow” from the posts across the bottom cord of truss.
Shop foreman, Mike G, gave a quick overview of the final sanding and oiling each timber was receiving in the shop. Next step: stacking/bundling.
Over 200 Douglas fir timbers are being crafted for the LNB frame. Bryan points to the joinery of one stack of nearly completed ‘sticks’ that will be headed for the job site in just over a week.
Interested in joining us to view a raising? We occasionally have raisings open to the public. Check our Events and Raisings for details.