So what to do with a big carport, with substantially undersized (sagging) ridge and eave logs? Hang the middle of the eaves off a king post truss... and then turn the ridge into an inverted king post truss as well. Amazingly efficient - I only wish we had come up with the idea.
When given a chance, we try and sneak as many fun details into a project as we can. Keyed beams, dragon ties, curved glulams, space trusses, to name a few.
A breathtakingly beautiful new timber framed dining hall awaits the arrival of summer campers at Gwynn Valley, a children's summer camp in Brevard, NC.
Some amazing scissor trusses for a family education center at Hart Square, in Vale, NC. Timbers were so long, we had to use glulams!
A large clear span decagon roof is a fun challenge in its own right, but when you need 11 posts around the perimeter to make room for a fireplace, you can have some interesting connections at the "Y". We won't tell all our secrets.
Crane day is always excited, especially when we worked on the raising plan and the lift is a Burr arch covered bridge.
We have a lot of interesting stories about this project, which consisted of British Columbia logs fabricated and then shipped to a market just outside of Frankfurt, Germany.
With a nearly 90 foot clear span in the middle opening, continuous bottom chords aren't that easy to ship, so they were split in half width-wise and length-wise (at mid span) with a few novel connections. We threw a few boslter beams into the project too, just because.