Second Floor

Posted on March 31, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

This is Jack posting this time – Karen is doing her Grandmotherly duties with Destiny (who’s on spring break and staying with us this week).  I wanted to share what we’ve done in the past week. Blue Ridge Timberwrights have gone now, having raised the timber frame and the first floor exterior walls.  Now it’s […]

Bless this House

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

Today, we earned our whetting bush! The timber framers are well in tune with this tradition and were willing to assist as we posted the bush. They congratulated us on the completion of the structural timber portion of the house.  The whetting bush tradition represents a symbol of thanks and respect for the timbers, the […]

Just like the Model!

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

Bedford Landings continues to take shape.  It is just as we had depicted in the model that Jack built.  See model in foreground. The Blue Ridge TimberWrights crew continues to be a wonderful. Here they are placing the front, and largest, bent. The photo below features the SIPS (Structurally insulated panels) that are cut for windows […]

We’re Proud, Happy, and Thrilled!

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

I know it may just be a Karen moment (only funny to me), but when WSLS Channel 10 did the interview with me on Friday about Bedford Landings, it seemed (to me) much like the interview with the wives in the Apollo 13 movie.  Marilyn Lovell told the other wives to just comment on camera […]

Technical Aspects

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

Usually Karen does the posts, but Jack is posting today.  This is an email he sent to non-facebook users. He outlines more technical aspects. Today we began raising the timberframe for our house/bed & breakfast.  In the central part of the house there are four “bents”, that separate the space into 3 bays.  We got […]

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