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Featured Projects : Kapa'au Timberframe, Hawaii


emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


This remote beach lies close to the project at the end of the trail to Pololu Valley. This is a roadless, virgin stretch of beaches that spans all the way to Waipio Valley. A trail connects them and provides access.

Thumbnail of a beach fence in weathered yellow cedar, and stairs leading to the homelarger view of the AYC stairs


The frame arrives and the first bent is assembled on the ground.

top view of the AYC stairslarger view of the AYC stairs


The raising begins...

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


The frame is composed of Western Red Cedar 12x12's and 4x16's and 4x12's, surfaced on four sides and Select Appearance Grade.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


The crew installing one of the Beams.

Western red and Yellow Ceadar in the front deck detaillarge image


The 4x16's that eventually will hold the floor are installed.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


Aerial view of the project. 4x12's rest on top of some 4x16's, creating a very strong structure.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


Detail of the oak pegs used in the mortise and tenon joints of the frame.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


Closer view from the air.

rear view of the second story balconylarger view of this port orford cedar siding project


The floor underlayment is installed, 2x6 knotty Alaskan Yellow Cedar tongue and groove.

all openings were trimmed flush to prevent water infiltration on this harsh maritime climate large image


The wrap-around porch has Alaskan Yellow Cedar Clear Decking. The porch is covered in its entire length.

custom door and trim detaillarge view


The rafters converge in a king pin.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


Detail of the king pin.

port orford tongue and groove siding installationlarge image of the port orford tongue and groove siding installation


The king pin as seen from below.

pool under construction, with an alaskan yellow cedar deck sorounding itlarge image


Detail of the different grades of the same species, AYC. The product on the left is clear 2X8 T&G with a brown stain, on the right is 2X6 Knotty T&G with a red stain, which is being used as an interior sub-floor.

a carpenter installing the AYC decklarge image


The floor system as seen from below.

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


customm door and trim detaillarge image with port orford cedar siding


Alaskan Yellow Cedar is also used in the soffits, in this case 2x6 T&G select tight knot. Yellow Cedar is utilized throughout this project to capitalize on its moisture and insect resistant properties .

emtpylarger view of the AYC stairs


Aerial view depicting the finished roof system for both house and wrap-around porch.

fastener discoloration shows seeping through the sidinglarge image


The walls are single layered 2x8 Clear AYC flush joint tongue and groove.

the house as seen from the oceanlarge image


Side view of the building, that showcasesone of the great features: covered all-around porch, covered porch/parking space in the ground level. To view more pictures visit the second page on this project, follow the link below.





Visit the second project gallery page, and see how this project progresses.