Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)

We've found that our kiln-drying process works best when the boards have been air dried for a period of time beforehand. As you can imagine, the air drying of timber boards takes up a lot of space. In an effort to maximise our air-drying capacity we have started to build our own Timber Air Drying Shed. Phase 1 took just two days to complete, producing a sturdy traditional framework constructed from our air dried oak beams.

Tony puts the first piece of the framework in place using the forklift truck Tony positions the first section of the air dried oak beam framework using the forklift truck

The beams have been machined with traditional draw pegged mortise and tenon joints The beams have been machined with traditional draw pegged mortise and tenon joints

Tony carefully tamps the joints into place Tony attaches a temporary thin batten to level up the side supports

Made to measure - the tenons are positioned with ease into the adjacent mortise Made to measure - the tenons are perfectly positioned to ease into the mortise on the front framework

It's a two man job to control a hardwood framework of this size - Tony and Jason have it all under control It's a two man job to adjust a hardwood frame of this size - Tony and Jason have it well under control

The forklift finishes the job off nicely - pushing the front framework into place The forklift finishes the job off nicely - pushing the front framework into place - with assistance from Jason

Now for the roof slats! Now for the roof slats! We reckon our Managing Director Tony's hands-on approach in business is pretty unique

The framework for the air drying shed is now complete - now for phase 2! Just two days later and the framework for the air drying shed is complete - now for phase 2!

Our air drying shed is being constructed using our hand planed air dried oak beams. The beams could be used in a similar way to produce a bespoke hardwood gazebo, pergola or carport. If you have a Spring project in mind, and would like to discuss specific sizes, please contact us.