Framing the Barn

Project: Dream Garage and Boat Storage, Episode 4, Part 1

With the garage's slab foundation complete, Paul Pacella and the crew from Maine Post and Beam of Cape Cod begin work on the framing. The truck arrives and drops the materials, which are sorted and then cut to size using special techniques and tools particular to this style of building. Bob takes a trip to Esty Lumber in Groveland, MA, where the materials are pre-cut to the specifications of each post-and-beam plan.
Part 1: Framing the Barn
Bob confers with Paul Pacella (from Maine Post and Beam of Cape Cod) about framing the barn. Eastern white pine is being used; this type of pine is a popular lumber choice in New England thanks to ready availability and low cost.
Part 2: Lumber Mill Tour
Part 3: Discussing the Framing and Selecting a Garage Door
This innovative and functional post-and-beam barn structure is designed to provide space to store, and perform work on, boats and cars. Bob Vila takes us through the story,which centers around creating a state-of-the-art, ergonomically efficient, well-lit, and safe environment.

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