Elm Barn

— Hertfordshire / 2018

In the summer of 2018, I had the pleasure of working under the supervision of Robert Somerville on an elm barn in East Anglia. I also participated in a series of courses led by Robert, and Joel Hendry. These practical courses introduce students to scribing mortice and tenons for knee braces, jowl posts, and the lap dovetail joint between the wall plate and the tie beam.

On a glorious weekend in September of 2018 myself and a team of volunteers, under the guidance of Robert and Joel, raised the frame.