As members of the Timber Framers Guild we were looking for a way to implement our timber framing skills, so we had a team building day raising a timber frame woodshed just outside of St. Marys.
This is an example of a building experience where a group needs to work together as a team, physically and mentally, in order to create a solid structure. The timbers need to fit together perfectly to join them with pegs; it is a lesson in precision and patience.
It was a fun and tiring day, but the woodshed is up and ready for its roof. A purposeful outbuilding with historic ties; and when the light is right, a beauty to behold.
Rory McDonnell is a General Contractor, Licensed Carpenter and Architectural Designer with Build, a construction firm in Stratford, Ontario, specializing in new custom home builds and renovations.