Shelter by Hand Inc. 

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Greenhouse, Low, Quebec

Sometimes the joints in a timber frame are rather complex.  

Here is the first greenhouse wall going up.

Another wall is erected...

Compound joinery at its finest!

Porch entrance being assembled. 

Artistic flair. 

We were lucky to have a compagnon, a travelling carpenter, join us for this project. 

General contractor Michael Dixon collaborated on this fine porch entrance. 

An assortment of lay-out tools. 

A two inch auger drills holes for our treenails, or wooden pegs. We don't use nails or screws to hold our frames together. Old school, eh?!

Of course, power tools still come into play in our shop. We have a 15" and a 16" saw, both of which are worth their weight in gold! Our hand saws still get daily use as well. 

A reciprocal frame roof for a straw bale building, built mostly from blow-down spruce.

Sometimes we get really lucky with scenic jobsites.