Video: Building a 70' Clear Span Timber Frame Octagon

The expert timber framers at Great Country Timber Frames built one of the largest clear span timber frame structures in New England: a 70' Timber Frame Octagon for a 50' antique carousel at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT. Host Everett Skinner IV, P.E. tells the story of design, manufacturing, and construction as the massive structure is built on site by the Great Country Timber Frames crew.

The result is a one-of-a-kind, large scale, timber frame commercial structure built using traditional wood joinery along with concealed steel reinforcement where required. In total, the timber frame contains 35,000 board feet of select structural Douglas Fir timber.

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Great Country Timber Frames
Timber Framing & Commercial Projects
Ellington, CT

Posted to Blog: Tuesday, November 26, 2019