6" oak?

  1. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    In the interests of saving a mates marriage:rolleyes::whistle: i've been putting some hours in to help him finish off his house build to get him out of a stinking caravan he's been sharing with his mrs and 3 kids for far too long.:rolleyes: We're getting there.:drunk:

    The porch needs finishing and we're after some 6" square section oak posts and some shaped corner (gallows brackets??). These will support one side of the roof - more for decoration than anything, and very much 'glasses on yer face' visible so needs to look right on the front of the house

    We're seen the off the shelf kits and the quality is poor, so looks like we're (I) am making it from scratch.

    Ideas for suppliers at a sensible cost? - on line or York (ish) area. Anything to look out for with oak?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Hitch

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    Check out Yandles, my local hardwood supplier, but they do do fancy oak porch kits that do look good.
     
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  3. sako243

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    Calling @8ob - wasn't there a a couple of lumps like that in your pile that you wanted to get rid of? Probably a bit of a pain to get it up to Yorkshire though!
     
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  4. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Assuming green oak?
    Check out local sawmills first.
    Chap local to me has a large supply of green oak in those sizes and beyond but not much use to you up there
     
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  5. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Green oak - not sure, is that what we need?

    There is a sawmill in Grantley (Harrogate way) that I know of. Will be worth a go.
     
  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    You need to find your local independent lumber/timber yard
     
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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Generally what's used for oak framing
    Easy to work with. Cuts like cheese with a chisel and silvers with the weather

    If the sawmill can't help they should know someone who can
     
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  8. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Something we’d be willing to take on if you let me know measurements?

    Just finished ours out of green oak, started out 174mm ish square, all planed, mortised and tenons, etc etc.

    I’ll look through some pictures if you’re interested?

    There’s Somerscales at Keelby for oak too.
     
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  9. julianf

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    Green will move and distort a little in authentic looking ways. If you make it from seasoned oak, firstly it will be about 3 or 4x the price, second, it will be a load more difficult to work, and third, it will look like a modern build.
     
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  10. Ton-up

    Ton-up Member

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    Paul, you have pm
     
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  11. mtt.tr

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    Yes go green oak, i know a cheap firm near me who's work is superb im sure they post.

    They are cheaper than i could be
     
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  12. Welderpaul

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    Yeah, it can't look 'too' modern. Green oak sounds like the job
     
  13. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Is american white oak seasoned?:ashamed:
     
  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    It's a subspecies. Eg European oak
     
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  16. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    All done on site, in the barn, lifted in to position by 3 of us.

    On the bigger summerhouse build we got a Telehandler in as the main apex is around 5m from the floor.
     
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  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Some more inspiration.

    This one gave me stress .asked and quoted for green oak for another company
    They had sold it as seasoned

    Third day they started complaining about the splits.
     
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  18. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work, thats the sort of thing!

    Any secrets for the curved corner braces - shaped from bigger section?
     
  19. mtt.tr

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    Yes shaped from oversized timber ideally on a bandsaw
     
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  20. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Put it through the ring rollers mate :whistle:
     
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