I have been away for a while and I just noticed that many are still dropping by for a visit to my site. Here is a good view of an attachment point that emphasizes just how much wood is removed at times to accomodate a building's structure, and yet seems to continue to be very strong.
this building's original ancestor was well over 200 years of age and going strong
Here is a good view of one of the front vertical posts of the driveshed that we had just put up a few years ago.
I thought that it might be a conversation piece because of all the different horizontal tiebeam attachments, as well as the mortise for the brace from the upper main plate