We’re embarking on an exciting new project here at Great Country Timber Frames: a 70' clear span timber frame octagon building housing a 50' carousel at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT. This will be one of the largest clear span timber frame structures in New England.
The timber frame octagon will be part of a large addition to the existing 7,000 sq. ft. arcade building built by our sister company, The Barn Yard, in 2012. Completely designed and engineered by our in-house team, the timber frame octagon will feature traditional joinery along with concealed steel reinforcement where required. The cupola “compression ring” is over 24' in diameter and designed using kiln dried Douglas Fir gluelam beams. In total, the timber frame will contain 35,000 board feet of select structural Douglas Fir timber.
Raising is scheduled for late January 2017, with an expected completion in April 2017. Watch this blog for updates.