Wedge Lane – Whistler Family Home
Using natural, locally sourced building products, this home features southern views, spacious naturally lit rooms with access to the wrap-around decks and yard. Passive solar, covered decks, Low E windows and many other features will make this home low maintenance and fuel efficient as well as comfortable to live in.
- Decking is both architectural and protection for the log work during construction. Materials are stored here during the second floor progress.
- Second floor walls installation starts with Keith, the crew foreman, directing the crane with the fire place wall for the great room. Notches are pre-cut in the top of the wall to hold the timber frame purloins.
- Steel beams, clad in Douglas Fir, provide the engineering to span further than with traditional wood beams.
- Sturdy timber frame connections by KRT.
- The garage well under way.
- Seismic hold-down, 1″ threaded rod embedded 12″ into the concrete and epoxied, fastened with 30 – 1/4″ X 2.5″ SDS screws. There are 22 on the main floor – this home is staying put!
Progress in the family area on the second floor.
- Kettle River Timber frame ( KRT ) takes over construction
- Beams outside master bedroom
- Stunning east deck view from stairwell window at the roof support post
- KRTs product is exceptional and crew is a pleasure to work with
- KRT used the large crane for the initial timber frame installation
- the steel beam installation in the garage
- Second floor ready to have plywood laid,
- Working on the third and final lift of the concrete wall in the stairwell
- basement walls ready for cement
- safety is paramount – rubber duckies used to indicate raw rebar
- sealing the wall tops for the winter