This photo details a bit of the frame (the post located between the great room and the kitchen). There are a couple of things you should take away from this photo. First, it clearly shows the superior timber that we are fortunate to use (27-year relationships with our timber suppliers does count for something!). This is douglas fir and is specified #1 or better (it's much better!), free of heart center (FOHC) and is very dense. Many of the timbers on this project are actually 100% clear grain.
This photo shows the project on the morning of day 11 after 60 hours of work. The interior frame is complete as are most of the wall SIPs. Conventional trusses are being installed in the 2nd floor of the hybrid portion to the right