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Even if the timbers are round, the fit must still be right. Another lakeside summer home.

The same porch roof seen from outside while under construction.

An extremely complex western red cedar frame sheathed with eastern white pine makes for an airy sleeping porch directly on the shore of Squam Lake in NH.

More antique timber reclamation. One of the last of the hand-hewn frames from a Mennonite farm in Ohio.

What Mennonite timbers look like when reworked into a "new" frame in New Hampshire.

Steve sawed 200 year old white pine trees into these perfect rafters for yet another complex roof system for a discerning customer.

Where the pine rafters meet the top of the wall.

And, the valleys from the inside...