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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Well the Building inspector just left and is happy. Complimented me on the job, so I'm chuffed. It is (y)
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Yeah it will be grabbed quite a lot just at the top of the stairs. To that end any recommendations for what to treat it with to avoid a build up of greasy hand marks? Something that does not prevent it naturally changing colour would be favourite. The newel post and 70's handrail will be...
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Pretty much there now, was an easy lift in the end with just the 2 of us and another DIY contraption. Very pleased with the result, just need BC to take a look before making good.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Me and MrsG got them up onto the landing yesterday afternoon. Just another 7 feet straight up to go.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    I'm much more used to working in metal where you can just weld a hole up and try again if something goes wrong 😉
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Yep. Just got to pluck up the courage to drill it :eek:😀
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Well a number of hours (days!) later and I have this. All chamfers cut with hand tools as I hate routers, or at least my inability to control them! The slower pace of hand tools minimised the risk of a disaster. Don't know that it's 'correct' but I'm happy.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Cheers. I do have a newly acquired belt sander ready to go. I have enjoyed it so far, and already have been thinking about a few more oak structures. I've never been a great fan of carpentry really, I get by (Father is a retired carpenter so I should be better), but I really could get into...
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Bit of an update on this, been removing the wall. Got the timber a couple of weeks ago, beam is now 150 wide to match the post. Started work on the joint today, tenon on top of post up into the beam. First time I've done anything like this so was pleased with the end result .... Fingers...
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    As long as me and MrsG can manage it. Social distancing aside, there's not room for many people where it's going.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Thanks for that. Out of interest, roughly how heavy is a 150x200x2100mm green oak beam going to be? I need to work out how I'm going to get it up our tight stairs.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Funnily enough I was watching that this morning. Thanks. Nothing to match here. 1852 cottage that was robbed of all it's character in the 70's. I'm hoping to put some back in, even if not totally original.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    Okay. Thanks both. I shall look into a wider beam, it would make life easier in most regards.
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    I had wondered about that but was concerned about the increase in weight of the beam by at least 50%. Thanks. EDIT: Oh also, regarding the stopped chamfers, is there a 'rule' as to their size, position of the ends etc..? What would be the best treatment of the exposed cantilevered end?
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    Green oak, post/beam joint.

    I'm replacing a wall in my cottage with an oak beam and post (nicer to look at than a plasterboard clad RSJ) and have a question regarding the joint between the two. The beam will have the roofs pitched rafters bearing on it, and has been sized by a SE. Post 150x150 and the beam 200dx100w. Span...
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