It has been almost a year from choosing to build a timber frame hybrid to the raising of the first timber last week. After all the websites, magazines, etc. I was still surprised at seeing how seeing how the structure as both formidable and beautiful. All the timbers should be up and the SIPs installed by tomorrow. I will post some additional pics this weekend.
Matt Smith @ Free State Timbersmiths did all of the work. We modified the design of a house we saw in Timber Home Living and worked with an architect to meet the requirements of our lot.