Ralph McBryan's do-it-yourself timber frame home

raising the timber frameRalph McBryan, a hardy northern "do it yourselfer" in Watson Lake in the Yukon, hired us last fall to help him design his timber frame, complete with joinery details.

This was no walk in the park. Ralph's large frame has two fully framed dormers, and the main posts are round logs.

raising the complex frame in the Yukon Yukon timber frame
With "raccoon like" persistence, he managed cut his way through the pile of 9x9's, and there it is.

Watson Lake is just north of 60 degrees latitude. The group shot below was taken at midnight!
Timber framing in the midnight sun

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