The Forever Home

A Woodhouse Project

Step 2: Installing the Woodhouse Building System

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12. Frame Prep, Purlins & T&G

We continue to work through the things that must be done prior to the delivery of the Woodhouse building system which is now less than 2 weeks away!  This week we finished the floor system, laid out the frame on the subfloor, and cut away the subfloor for every post.  We began attaching framing to the outside of the foundation on the rear of the house so siding can be installed over the foundation and we also began pre-finishing the tongue and groove that goes over the rafters.  Next up – backfilling and rough grading!

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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14. Cutting Timbers

An exciting step in the process – the interior frame was cut and pre-fit in the joinery shop, loaded on a truck and ready to be delivered!  This week has some aerial footage of the Woodhouse campus, video of the frame being cut, planed, and pre-fit, and leaving the shop on a truck.  We also show how we are pre-finishing the tongue and groove pine to go over the frame rafters.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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16. Roof Panels & T&G

Another fantastic week of progress for Israel and his crew. They constructed the connector walls, nailed all the prefinished T&G over the frames, installed roof panels, conventional trusses over the master bath, the connector between the master bedroom and great room, and the connector to the garage, and sheathed everything but the connector and garage. We’re ahead of schedule.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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23. Front Entry & Gable Embellishment

Short but sweet.  Windows are installed, front entry porch complete, and both exterior stone work and gable embellishments have begun.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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13. Entry Frame & Rough Grade

This week we’re buttoning up the final preparations for the delivery of the timber frame on Monday which includes backfill and rough grade as well as pre-finishing the tongue and groove pine which will form the finished ceiling over the timber rafters.  Next week’s post will have footage of the interior frame being cut and pre-assembled in the Woodhouse joinery shop!

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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15. Timbers & Wall Panels

A major milestone in this week’s post.  The timber frame was erected and wall panels installed.  The crew is incredible – experienced, fast, and paying close attention to quality.  I hope you enjoy the video.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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22. Covered Deck & Pergola

Watch the beautiful white oak covered rear deck and dining pergola being installed in this week’s Forever Home video.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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23. Tracy Takes Over

I’m down in Florida for my dad’s 89th birthday plus meeting with a client and employee meetings. I asked my partner, Tracy, to create the weekly video on the new home and she did a great job. Hope you like it.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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Bonus Content

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Solar Kiln *BONUS*

As a small bonus video, I hope you enjoy this description of a solar kiln we made and have been using to dry the maple and ash lumber we sawed from the logs we cut down for the driveway and will ultimately use as trim for the new home.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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Color Revamp *BONUS*

I hope your Thanksgiving was as fun as ours (although I still can’t believe the Lions lost).  Tracy and I decided to change the exterior of the home from natural hemlock board and batten and trim to a fiber cement board and batten and trim in a taupe color with white trim and from an asphalt shingle roof to a standing seam metal roof.  Both are more expensive but less maintenance and we think look better.  The Woodhouse design team produced a rendering showing the change.  We hope you like it.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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Foundation *BONUS*

Just a neat detail of the Superior Wall foundation system.  I hope you enjoy this short bonus video.

-Pat Seaman
Owner, Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company
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