Three Gable Timber Frame Pavilion


Timber Frame Woodshed


Hand tools, power tools, old tools, new tools; they all have a place and purpose. Here at MAN about TOOLS you’ll find tool reviews and other projects we have created on our little homestead farm in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. We will be posting these projects regularly on this site and on YouTube. Subscribe and see all our videos here.

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Building Projects

Constructing a Three Gable Timber Frame Garden or Patio Covering Pavilion

My good friend Connor and his wife Sara asked me to help them build a pavilion in their back yard. They wanted a timber frame three gable structure so I modelled up a design in Sketchup and drew up some plans.
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Building Projects

Build a Timber Frame Style Garden Pavilion Gazebo

We wanted to build an open structure as a center piece for our garden and as a shady spot to sit, work, or socialize. I wanted it to be built in a timber frame style with simple joinery and posts on 10 by 10 centres.
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Building Projects

Build a Timber Frame Style Woodshed

Build your own Timber Frame Woodshed for Firewood Storage and Drying. Plans available for download in PDF Format. part 1 of 3 see part 2   -  see part 3  See the How to Video. We heat our house with wood and need a drying…
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Tool Reviews

Ash Vacuum Review, Chimney Sweeping & Cleaning our Wood Stove

Time to get the wood stove ready for winter. We have a high-efficiency wood stove and need to sweep the chimney of creosote and clean the ash buildup inside the stove. This year we tested a new chimney brush and flexible rod kit along with…
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Tool Reviews

Bosch Jigsaw Review & Cutting Curves in Big Timbers

For my Timber Frame Style Woodshed project and Garden Pavilion Build, I used this jigsaw to cut curved profiles in the ends of 6" x 6" beams and in rafters. This Bosch Jigsaw model JS470EB review demonstrates the capabilities of this tool and it's put…
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Tool Reviews

Dewalt Reciprocating Saw DCS380B Review

In our YouTube Video we quickly show a tool review of the DeWalt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, model #DCS380B, 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion.   A Reciprocating Saw has many uses around the farm and workshop. It's traditionally a demolition tool as it was not designed to make…