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Alexandre Harpin
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Hi my name is Alex and I am building a traditional french canadian log home for my little family


The project strarted few year ago,for now we live in a mobile home so nothing hurry.
When the project be done the house will look like this.

with a roof structure inspired from this one


Ok lets start!We bought a piece sur piece structure of BIG(12"thick X 24"high) timber 4 year ago (just the wall, no floor structure and no roof structure)




Now i needed moore timber to build roof and floor...
So ive been lumber



Some timber been at the saw mill



Some been hand hewed




I did the floor structure








That is pretty much where I am for now,nex project is to modify the wall and build a roof structure!

Ill keep you updated!


 
M.R.J. Smith
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Nice craftsmanship. I hope to build a log structure starting in a few years as well. Keep us posted. Props to you for doing it all with joints. How'd you learn how to build?
 
Alexandre Harpin
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Google-YouTube and books
 
M.R.J. Smith
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My man. Keep it up looks good for someone who is just taking a first whack at it.
 
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Alexandre, we would love an update to your project!

 
Alexandre Harpin
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Hi! Here an update! The photos speaks for itself
 
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That is going to be a spectacular home, Alex.
 
Alexandre Harpin
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Thanks Bill!

Today I worked on the ridge and St-Andé cross braces.
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Alexandre Harpin
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et voilà!!

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Alexandre Harpin
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Dan Grubbs
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I'm in awe. I wish I had these skills.
 
Kris Johnson
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FUCKING....AMAZING
 
Alexandre Harpin
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^^^^^^Thanks!!

I try to finish the roof before the first snow. With almost 52 degree of roof slope, its not easy. I familiarized myself quietly with height. I hope to have a waterproof roof by two weeks.

 
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Hey Alex! Wow I was speechless scrolling through. Where did you get the lumber you started with the huge pieces? If its possible could you post a list of the book titles that guided you on this amazing project. Keep up the great work, good luck.
 
Alexandre Harpin
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Thanks Ed!

Since this house is a fairly faithful reproduction of houses from 17th and 18th century, I made a pretty descent research work on traditional houses from Quebec. These houses bodied by French colonizers.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Quebec

Unfortunately most of the books are in french, but they are heavily illustrated.

Main bible are:

http://www.piecesurpiece.com/index.php/8-nouvelles/473-for-the-english-speaking-internet-users











I believed that the lumbers are from north usa maybe Vermont or Michigan . I buyed them from http://www.maisonschicshack.com
I just modifyed it pretty heavily.

I hope that these references can help you.

thanks again.
 
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Mad timber framing skills - ypou should be teaching Timber framing workshops ! Will be watching closely ! Big AL
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Alexandre Harpin
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Thank you Allen!

I do not think I have enough experience to teach timber framing. In fact it's only my first structure. I loved my experience and I'll probably built other structures on my property one day, a small barn or a sugar shack.

I worked on the gable ends last weekend. I will cut the openings only in the spring



thank you!

 
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If all my first-time efforts were of this quality, I wouldn't be working in a corporation by day. Magnifique! Alexandre, magnifique.
 
Alexandre Harpin
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Thanks Dan!!!

Done with the board on the roof!!Amen!! Dormers and windows on the gable walls will be cut next spring only.








The next step is to install a vapor barrier on the boards + insulation (Rigid urethane panels recovered from doors and windows plant)
. I wish I could do last weekend but it snowed in .I will wait until everything dry out, lucky that we have a mild winter this year.


I leave you with a photo of the magnificent structure inside view







 
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