Thought some people might be interested in a post and beam shed I'm building. While I'm not following the traditional post and beam building exactly, some of the joinery should be recognizable. No special tools, other than a chain saw, drill, and skill saw-- oh, yes, and a portable sawmill
. The shed will house a portable generator, welding equipment, air compressor, large woodworking equipment, and garden tools. I'm not working off a set of published plans, but might make plans available if it works out, and anyone is interested.
I started out by selecting dead and dying trees out in the woods. With the oak dieback due to last summer's drought, we lost a lot of them. I milled 6" x 6" beams and set them on cinder blocks for a foundation. White oak is durable, as long as you keep it off the ground.
Floor joists are 1 x 6 white oak.
With a little fancy cutting on the mill, I was able to cut beam supports into the posts.