Dropped in that wine cellar ceiling today.  Jeff Ligon, the concrete subcontractor, had to build the foundation just right.  Sticks and Stones had to to frame it up just right.  Streamline had to build it just right.  And it all had to come together today.  And it did!

Wine Cellar Ceiling Going In

Wine Cellar Ceiling Going In

Bruce, of Sticks and Stones, had put a pencil line on top of the stud wall to show where the ceiling frame should rest.  It came to less than a 1/4″ difference at the worst spot.  Amazing to me.  The Streamline and S&S folks made some jokes about the old days of timberframing where guys would claim they use a micrometer to measure, a crayon to mark, and a chainsaw to cut.  Not that they really did that, and what these guys really do is nothing to joke about.

After we got it all lined up, Mike Stubbs from StreamLine Timberframe absent-mindedly stepped out into the middle of the frame.  Now Mike is a big feller, but that frame didn’t budge the least little bit.

Mike Stubbs

Mike Stubbs

Mike is the Shop Manager at Streamline, and has (to me) become increasingly important (or at least visible)  in this project – he seems to be everywhere.  He sawed these timbers himself, he oversaw the talented timberframing crew building it, he delivered it, and he installed it.  And he, like everyone else at Streamline, is a grrreatt guy to work with.