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Floor Timbers Assembled

June 23, 2019
Here is one corner of the assembled floor timbers. These are 8"x8". The timber on the bottom has a tenon (tongue) that is 5 inches long inserted into a mortise cut into the timber at the top.  The wooden dowel is one inch in diameter and pounded in at assembly. I was very pleased with…
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