We recently designed and built the timber frame portion of this garage/studio in Berwyn, PA.
One of the highlights of this project is the striking cupola that sits atop the frame.
The entire frame was pre-fit in our shop, as all of our projects are.
The cupola was built on the back of a trailer and trucked to the site for an easy install.
Our crew was responsible for raising the frame, installing the cupola and decking the frame.
Because this garage/studio is a timber frame, the desired 30’ Clear span could be achieved.
Two-tiered truss system provides cantilevered hip rafter support for the 10’x10’ cupola.
The timber frame is comprised of #1 FOHC kiln dried Douglas Fir. The kiln-dried material reduces timber shrinkage and insures tight joinery for the life of the structure.
The timbers are joined with concealed steel connections and expressed bolts all of which were designed in-house.
Flying the pre-assembled cupola and other components allowed for the complete frame to be raised and decked in 4 days.
Arts and crafts was the inspiration for the original frame design.