On several occasions, we have been approached by folks who wanted to have a more active role in the crafting of their project building. These special projects have incorporated a significant amount of work performed by the client. In fact, the majority of the actual cutting of the framework joinery was accomplished by the client in our absence.
We normally provide the following services for cooperative projects, tailoring each to the specific needs of the client:
•design the framework and provide shop drawings
•provide the necessary timber material lists for on-site milling or ordering from a mill
•provide all the critical layout for the framework joinery
•demonstrate the cutting procedures necessary to cut the framework joinery
•assist with the framework raising preparations and the actual erection of the framework
We have had four cooperative projects and all were positive and fruitful with no major mishaps. All of the clients have had basic woodworking & carpentry skills.