Milling Reclaimed Douglas Fir Beams in Watsonville

Jackel Enterprises in Watsonville is milling our reclaimed Douglas Fir beams.  Bryan delivered a couple more beams from Bonny Doon and reviewed the milling work to date.

The 25 ft 6 inch 6×14 has been cut and milled into two 6×6 beams that will be used to support the upper flat SIP roof over the Atrium.  As well, the 6×14 beams were cut vertically into two 1-3/4 inch wide planks for our insulated headers.

Back at the job site, our framing continues with excellent progress in the Kitchen and on the existinug wall on the West side of the house.

Way cool.

Dave Merchant trims the end of a beam that Bryan will deliver to Watsonville.

Dave Merchant trims the end of a beam that Bryan will deliver to Watsonville.

The grain of the log is visible in the end of this beam.

The grain of the log is visible in the end of this beam.

Tim shows Bryan the beams that he milled earlier today.

Tim shows Bryan the beams that he milled earlier today.

Two pairs of 1-3/4 inch planks on the left for insulated headers, and the full 25 ft 6 inch 6x6 reclaimed Douglas Fir beams that will support the upper SIP roof over the Atrium.

Two pairs of 1-3/4 inch planks on the left for insulated headers, and the full 25 ft 6 inch 6x6 reclaimed Douglas Fir beams that will support the upper SIP roof over the Atrium.

The existing West wall has new 2x6 studs sistered so the house will have more insulation and be much more energy efficient.

The existing West wall has new 2x6 studs sistered so the house will have more insulation and be much more energy efficient.

The 'cabinet wall' between the Kitchen and Dining Room is starting to take shape.  Much easier to describe now - looks great!

The 'cabinet wall' between the Kitchen and Dining Room is starting to take shape. Much easier to describe now - looks great!

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