Green Oak Frame Carpentry
The bulk of the carpentry work is carried out in the workshop using mainly traditional specialist hand tools in addition to modern, state of the art machinery where applicable.
There, the constituent frames of the structure (walls, trusses, etc.) are laid out so that the timbers can be oriented and worked to best allow for the effects of aging and load, as the building matures once installed. All the joints throughout the frames are carefully fitted, making use of classic pegged mortise and tenon joints of a range of shapes and types. This tried and tested method of fabrication is known for its strength and durability.
Whilst largely determined during the design stage, the finer carpentry details are often decided upon in response to the features of each individual timber. During marking, we make best use of the particular strengths of every piece of wood - positioning, sizing and shaping accordingly.
Green oak, by its nature, is a dynamic material and, as such, demands a high standard of craftsmanship and a thorough understanding of the material. In the shaping of each part of every joint, precision is of the utmost importance.
||For a more detailed look at green oak frame carpentry and tools at Sessile Oak, visit our Workshop Process and Tools pages.