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Chrisg1uk 01-12-2011 05:16 PM

Finally finished the conservatory
 
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Just uploaded this picture to show you my latest project, with a bit of help from my joiner friends.

oh'mike 01-12-2011 06:26 PM

Wow---Wow.


Could you post a close up of some jointery detail from the inside?

ol' Jim will like this and Andy Gump--

Chrisg1uk 01-13-2011 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike
Wow---Wow.

Could you post a close up of some jointery detail from the inside?

ol' Jim will like this and Andy Gump--

Hi yes I will take some more pictures when I go back to the job. Inside is very impressive. The whole job is green oak, left natural inside and the timber alone weighed in at 5 tons!!

oh'mike 01-13-2011 07:39 AM

That's an interesting frame--Green oak? As in not dry? I am not familiar with that building technique,

Keep the pictures coming---Thanks--Mike--

Chrisg1uk 01-13-2011 08:11 AM

As soon as the tree is cut down, it's sawn to size and lays in a field for a year or 2. The oak was still soaking wet inside but that was what the customer wanted. Looks nice and rustic, especially inside with the cracks appearing everywhere.
The heating with dry it out over time.
As you can imagine it was very hard work lifting all that timber but was interesting to do.
It only required a few screw to fix it back to the wall because of the design it is self supporting. You can't really see from the picture but inside their are a number of larger braces which conform corner to corner.

WirelessG 01-13-2011 01:46 PM

nice work

oh'mike 01-13-2011 07:19 PM

I look forward to some detail shots!

masterofall 01-14-2011 05:21 PM

It is nice when a trade can be applied to add significance to the term artisan. Looks good. Where is it and how is it vented in the summer? Does it assist with the homes heating needs in the winter in any way?

Chrisg1uk 01-14-2011 06:22 PM

Hi, it has 2 full length opening sashes and those doors you can see are bi-fold doors. The customer had underfloor heating installed for the winter.
We had special glass fitted which reflects the sunlight so it shouldn't get very hot in the summer.
The conservatory is in a small village in Oxfordshire, England

Ron6519 01-15-2011 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Chrisg1uk (Post 569092)
As soon as the tree is cut down, it's sawn to size and lays in a field for a year or 2. The oak was still soaking wet inside but that was what the customer wanted. Looks nice and rustic, especially inside with the cracks appearing everywhere.
The heating with dry it out over time.
As you can imagine it was very hard work lifting all that timber but was interesting to do.
It only required a few screw to fix it back to the wall because of the design it is self supporting. You can't really see from the picture but inside their are a number of larger braces which conform corner to corner.

How do you compensate with the wood moving with all that glass?
Ron

Chrisg1uk 01-15-2011 04:05 PM

You need big rebates and at least a 10 mm gap between the glass and timber You don't see this obviously.

mrgins 01-15-2011 07:21 PM

Beautiful design. Partially air dried (I think it's one month to dry 1" of wood). What was the moisture content at the time of construction? Where do you live? If it's warm enough to have a glass roof, there must be some serious heat build up in summer

mrgins 01-15-2011 07:22 PM

I'd also like to see the exterior valley details


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