The Erie Yacht Club Foundation has undertaken a project to build the Rickloff Community Boathouse on the Yacht Club Site.
I am flattered to announce that they have chosen David J. Haller Construction to head up the superintendent duties ( AT NO CHARGE ) to erect this beautiful building. The building among its educational uses for the community as a whole will house the Reyburn Sailing School.
Flying a Rafter
1st Truss Connection
After two months of very harsh Winter weather we are back building the Rickloff Community Boathouse. The artisans involved are hard at work building the frame of our project using old school framing techniques. As seen by the many pictures enclosed the framing is quite complex.
For the last two months, the framers have been fabricating mortise and tenons, full scale brace joints, lapped dovetails, and corner tying joints, while delivering the more than 100,00 pounds of white and red oak timber frame to the jobsite. Tuesday March 18 will mark the “barn raising” of the main structure with more minor fill in framing to follow. The ceiling finish will then progress using #2 maple t & g and then the roof frame will be completed using Structural Insulated Panels, a sandwich of Oriented Strand Board , EPS expanded polystyrene insulation and more Oriented Strand Board.
We will not be complete for opening day due to the Winter problems of this year, however, July is starting to look pretty promising. The pictures tell the story. For more information a number of good articles appear on the internet under timber Frame.