The octagonal room at the far end of the picture in the previous post is going to be a tower, too.  In the basement, it couldn’t be anything other than a wine cellar, right?

The ceiling in that room is a timberframe and Streamline Timberframe has been waiting to deliver it.  Mike Stubbs, of Streamline Timberframe, built a jig yesterday to more or less load it on the back of one of their trucks to move it out to the farm.

Wine Cellar Timberframe

Wine Cellar Timberframe

It’s made almost entirely from reclaimed oak, having been milled from logs out of an old log cabin.  Streamline Timberframe sawed the rough logs for me on the sawmill in the back of the picture, and then built it in the building right behind the camera.  To the right of the picture, you can see the heartpine “family room” all cut up and ready to assemble.  We should be ready for that in a couple of weeks.

The room above the wine cellar is going to be cherry panelled walls, so it will have ceiling timbers identical to this, except in cherry.  The room above will be a bit more elaborate and have black walnut timbers.  Much of the walnut and cherry were sourced from dead trees on Crooked River Farm, but some had to be sourced from other local farms.  But it’s all sourced locally, cut locally, and manufactured locally.