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Old timber frames often need rotten members rebuilt.
Getting back to solid wood, fashioning and cutting a joint, then oak pegs.
Bad photo orientation, but you get the idea! A bit dizzying for a workplace you might say.
Whether locally sourced native timbers, or pressure treated as in this high risk location, 8X8 beams are very satisfying to work with.
First, notching for the floor joists in this pine sill beam.
Next, finesse the beam into place using ramps and a beatle.
They don't look bad when finished, though.
Cross-gable houses seem to be all valley rafters and valley jacks.