At last some video of the European frame going together!
Just some of the roofing timbers are nailed together with nails made on site by our blacksmiths. Nearly all of the frame is held together with wooden pegs that were made as soon as we got to site and dried for several days over the fire in the kitchen. As the timber frame dries it shrinks onto the pegs keeping them really tight in their joints.
This building also took around four hours for the final construction. The walls went together really quickly, but the roof took a little longer as there were a few joints still to cut. As the head carpenter Cornel was quite new to this method of roofing geometry he wanted to see and measure these final joints before the timbers were cut.