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Japanese Roof Frame

Each side of the fascia for this porch roof is made from a single piece of wood, the bottom stepped detail achieved with a Japanese skew plane.

The fascia has joinery in the back face to receive all the wood pieces of the layered roof, preserving the beautiful sweeping grain of the Western red cedar wood on the front face.

Tim took this photo during a Japanese timber framing course taught by Dale Brotherton and Robert Laporte. For more information, visit their websites at www.japanesecarpentry.com and www.econest.com