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ATLAS LUMBER CO.

Heritage Park Historical Society & Crazy Creek Timber Frames
Timberframe Workshop and Raising '04

Our first ever timberframe workshop and traditional hand-raising was a huge success!

Students in our week-long workshop learned the art of timber framing hands-on by fabricating a 20' x 40'
timberframe for the new Heritage Park Atlas Lumber Co.
 

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Everyone did a great job and the frame looked beautiful!  We weren't finished yet, though, it still had to be raised.
Now-a-days cranes are used to lift the timberframe bents in place, and many of us had never taken part in a
traditional hand-raising before.  We were very excited.

   Ready to Raise 1 Ready to Raise 2

With the help of 40 volunteers and some hard work the frame went up quickly- in a matter of hours!  It was just
like an old barn raising would have been, when whole communities gathered to help.  We're glad to be part of an
event and a building that will last for hundreds of years and many generations.

Below are some photographs of the raising.

 

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The Raising 13 (Click on the images to the right to see two different animations of the raising) Raising Movie 1
(click to view animation)
Raising Movie 2
(click to view animation)

 

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