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I have my mind set on building another tinyhouse, but this time, I want to do it RIGHT, so I figured a great project to practice on would be a timberframe pergola for my new ONE TON wood fired brick oven. I built an outdoor kitchen, garden, and farmhouse table for farm to table dinners for my homestead in Seattle, but finished the project just a week before I found out we were moving across the country, so this was my chance to do it again. Cooking outdoors has always been one of my very favorite things, so an outdoor kitchen on our homestead is a must. This brick oven weighs almost a ton, so the structure had to be strong enough My friend Greg Pennington used his sawmill to help me dimension the rough sawn sassafras lumber we needed for this project, then we cut all the joinery with a circular saw, timberframing slick, and put it all together with some pegs turned on the lathe. Timberframe construction requires far less accuracy and precision than fine woodworking, so this is a great way to learn how to build incredibly sturdy structures with fairly inexpensive building materials. This woodworking project is an easy way to learn basic woodworking joinery like mortise and tenon joints, half laps, and drawbored/pegged joints. Learn how to timber frame with a simple project like this, the same concepts here apply to building timber frame sheds, porches, or timber framed cabins (can’t wait to build that next timber frame tiny house!!!). Wood fired cooking is an incredible way to move towards off grid living and sustainability. This is so much more than a pizza oven, I used my wood fired oven in Seattle to cook steaks, bake pies, breads and cookies, cook fish, roast veggies, and so much more. If you want to make a pergola or project like this of your own, Plans are available on my website, formulated to use dimensional lumber from a big box store. After this build, I’m off to pick some food from the garden and fire up some delicious wood fired pizza, I’ll see you in the next video!
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