Monday, July 31, 2006

Our First Doors

Our craftsman friend who put the word "timberframe" in our vocabulary is doing a lot of the architectural trim work for our house. These are the first doors that he made for us... we love them! The panels are made of quartersawn white oak that I logged and cut on my sawmill. The frames are cherry (not from our farm). The door in the foreground has a lot of quartersawn "ray fleck," whereas the door in the background looks more rift sawn. Each of the four 12 inch wide panels in the doors is made of book matched 6" boards. These doors will just exactly fit inside arched braces that frame the entrances to two of our children's rooms.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're in the process of joining Houseblogs too since i'm chronicling the building/renovation of our log home in Montana . It's also my childhood dream come true... the Fish Creek House Bed and Breakfast. Really a journey, right?

August 2, 2006 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Hi there, I followed a link from another houseblogger. Wow. As someone starting to read your story from this point on, it would be great if the "Archives" link were enabled. You know, when you get a spare minute after baling the hay, calling the SIP company (again) and all that :) Thanks so much for your inspirational story!

August 9, 2006 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Poppy said...

Thoroughly enjoying reading about the building of your beautiful home! Cannot wait to read more!


August 11, 2006 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...

Poppy -- thank's for the encouragement!

Annie -- Yes, I definitely need to start archiving. One of the big shortcomings of the blogger software is that it only lets you archive by date. I _really_ would like to archive by category. I researched some hacks that let you archive by category, but couldn't really figure them out, so I think I'm going to give in and archive by date.

Been really bogged down working on the house (and cutting at the sawmill)... I plan to upload some more updates soon!


August 11, 2006 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Hey OldMilkwaukee,

I just stumbled on your site. I haven't had time to look at much. I'm a builder myself -- just built a log cabin from scratch, which I have turned into a vacation rental because I haven't been able to sell it since the downturn.

Your place looks beautiful. I'm going to have to go back and look at some of your older posts. My next house, for myself, might be a timberframe but I have a wife and kids to think about. I can't park them in a tent.

Anyway, look forward to reading more of your blog

September 13, 2006 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...


Go for a timber frame, but don't park your family in a tent. We (me my wife and four kids) are currently parked in a "quaint" 900 square foot double wide mobile home. :o

October 29, 2006 at 6:26 PM  

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