Father & Son RESTORE 300-year-old Barn.. [80 Day Timelapse]

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    In 1732 a team of skilled craftspeople built this structure using 3 locally-sourced, natural products: oak, clay and stone. As a testament to the integrity of these materials and the techniques of their trades, the building has more or less survived 4 centuries, witnessing the French occupation; the creation of America; and the invention of concrete, power tools and plywood. But the march of time is rarely kind, and various repairs over the years have resisted - but not repelled - building's oldest enemy... water.

    A full and proper renovation was long overdue and thanks to this platform, my Dad and I were able to take on this challenge in the Summer of 2020, filming every step of the journey. However this is not a restoration in the truest sense of the word. Triangular rafters would have been laughed at in 1732, but the accuracy and versatility of modern sawmills and bandsaws meant we could try something that addresses some of the inherent weaknesses in a roof designed before the advent of electricity, and - dare I say - improve it.

    A huge thankyou to Festool UK for envisioning and supporting the project from the start (using some of their gear definitely shaved a couple of weeks off), and to the incredibly generous patrons.

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    Tool talk:

    Sword Saw: bit.ly/3h6dAAl
    Chop Saw: bit.ly/3kXn9mn
    Underframe for Chop Saw: bit.ly/2X1036j
    85mm Circular Saw: bit.ly/3DTa2Lq
    55mm Track Saw: bit.ly/3n89Uly
    Impact Driver: bit.ly/3kVJalj
    Drill: bit.ly/3BM7MDX
    Hammer Drill: bit.ly/2YxyQIQ
    Angle Grinder: bit.ly/2YmufJi
    Ortur CNC Laser Engraver: tinyurl.com/4vraj9ty

    00:00 Demolition
    03:35 Rebuilding Oak Frame
    14:04 Installing New Frame
    20:18 Repairing Top Plate
    22:25 Repairing Ridge Beams
    26:46 Cutting Scarf Joints
    34:20 Installing New Purlins
    42:28 Pulling Frame Back Together
    45:08 Making Rafters at the Sawmill
    50:07 Nailing New Rafters
    54:24 Cutting Rafter Feet
    56:18 New Concrete Ring Beam
    56:49 Building Genoise Eaves
    1:04:18 Installing Rafter Wedge
    1:06:34 First Row of Tiles
    1:10:45 Lime Pointing Genoise
    1:13:39 3,000 Reclaimed Tiles
    1:18:40 Finished!
    1:20:40 Sweeping the Roof

carlrogers +734

This was a looong time in the making - so thanks for all the thumbs up, comments and Subscribes, it's really helped this video explode 😀 I'll have to make some more now!

Private Number +829
Private Number

This is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen. You and your father should be incredibly proud. This was a pleasure to watch.


The skill set needed for this build is absolutely incredible.

21 天 前
Matt Sawyer +90
Matt Sawyer

The precision on this build is actually mind boggling.. no mastic infills, no foam sprayed to cover holes (just to secure tiles).. just amazing craftmanship which gets things to the mm. As an architect I am beyond impressed with how much attention and time would have been taken to design this to that kind of preciseness. Watching the jigs that you used to level the concrete to get the rafters bang on is incredible.. Well done guys.

21 天 前
snipewa4 +94

Living in Canada I’d assume a roof like this nearly unheard of…I’ve never seen one built like this….incredible craftsmanship…I’m beyond impressed…congrats and look forward to the next project!

21 天 前
Michael V +16
Michael V

Respect! Coming from Germany I know good craftsmanship for roofing and this topped everything I've seen before. You can see your love to detail and taking on each challenge with your own pace vs. having a contractor shooting cheap nails and staples. Will pay off for sure. This roof will last a century or more.

19 小时 前
Michael Burgess +2
Michael Burgess

Carl - this is amazing. Not just the skills in the restoration of a beautiful building (which are incredible) but the film-craft is outstanding. I couldn't look away when I was watching this. This is better television what we've ever had before. 2022's video entertainment at its best.

4 小时 前
Chris Wood +358
Chris Wood

Watching this makes me appreciate even more how the original carpenters 300 years ago were skilled. No electric power tools just steel saws and lots of muscle. I bet they had one person just to keep the blades and chisels sharp enough to cut as the steel would not have been as strong as it is these days. Remarkable.

simon g +43
simon g

What an engrossing film, that satisfying 'chunk' when the joints go in perfectly.... Beautiful job and great to see the family working together in such harmony - heartwarming stuff.

21 天 前
Qua††ro +21

Well done YouTube for finally recommending something good! As an engineer myself with 30 years in my chosen trade (taught by my Dad), this video really warmed my heart, made me smile & almost made me cry when the old Makita wasn't enough for the ancient oak... Great job, brilliant video, looking forward to more 👏👏👏

14 天 前
Copper Man +62
Copper Man

This was incredible, kudos to this father-son team. I'm 68 and I also have severe arthritis, it started when I was 18. You're right - you have to keep moving, stay active and stay engaged, no matter how bad the pain is. You keep that mindset, so that when you're my age you can stay active and get past the pain. Your Dad is awesome, both of you guys rock! I learned volumes from you, watching this process.

21 天 前
Ian Ramsay +7
Ian Ramsay

Fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to put this together: another time consuming and careful project. Kudos to all of you.

14 天 前
christopher krum +34
christopher krum

This was a masterclass on an old restoration. Very well detailed explanations on every process. It was so much fun watching this.

21 天 前
Robert Hoffmann +91
Robert Hoffmann

I’m sitting here mesmerized, admiring your Woodworking skill, but also how well produced the video is! Thoroughly enjoyable thank you!

Steve Wainwright +11
Steve Wainwright

This was one of the most captivating projects I have seen on YouTube, your father most be so proud of you, I can't imagine the time it actually took to complete and also the editing of the film footage. Well done guys and it was a pleasure to watch. ;)

天 前
Steffie C +7
Steffie C

Imagine the time it took to build this barn 300 years ago by hand and ingenuity. 👏 so amazing. Great job staying active and not letting your disease take your spirit!

14 小时 前
Bob Khan +17
Bob Khan

Thanks for taking the time to make this video and share it with us. I'm sure your relationship with your dad has its troubles, like all relationships do, but it really is an unspeakable blessing to have the chance to work together with a father in a trade like yours. I'm glad you two have been given the chance to live such a life--caring for the past, adding value to society today, and serving those you are responsible to with dedicated craftsmanship that also looks to the future.

21 天 前
Robert Ferrell +4
Robert Ferrell

I don't know what your professional experience has been, but I'm incredibly impressed with your work and your knowledge of old building methods to rebuild and restore your barn. It was during the prep, before tile began that I was blown away most. "How does he know this?" I'm asking myself. You're a historian and builder. Wow.

天 前
Dottie Baker +14
Dottie Baker

What a great project! I just started watching, and I'm impressed with your replacing the rotted beam with the curve in it. But, in using the old beam as a template, isn't the new, green one going to shrink 10% and eventually end up being too small?

21 天 前
vwsyncro +260

After the watching the first minute, I knew I was going to watch it all. I love the production quality, the pacing, the narration, the jokes, the doggo. I love how you respectfully restored an old barn (just think of the history) while incorporating modern tools to keep it sane. It’s so satisfying to watch you carve the big pieces of green oak. Super romantic setting. One of those videos that has me thinking: what am I doing with my life that is truly making me happy? Thanks for the inspiration!


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