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Octagon Timber Frame Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on December 16, 2013

The Chapel for the Holy Apostles is located in Cromwell, CT. The frame spans 60FT!  We are proud to have been chosen to design, engineer, hand cut and also raise this timber frame.

Chapel for Holy Apostles 3D Drawing

Chapel for Holy Apostles 3D Drawing

We used douglas fir timbers free of heart center to build this frame. There are also douglas fir glulam arches.  The steel tension ring in the center of the frame is super cool — it’s providing massive structural support.

Main Timber Section UP

Main Section UP and Ready for More!

Do you see the little tree top on the cupola? That tree means we are finished raising the main frame, and is also put up there for good luck. The contractor installed the extension sections.

Making great progress!

Making great progress!

Below is a stunning picture of the Chapel at night.  The design for this frame was interesting and complex. It shows what a great team can accomplish!

Timber Frame Chapel at Night

Timber Frame Chapel at Night

As always, thank you for stopping by!

If you like this frame, or have any timber questions, we encourage you to get in contact, ask an expert, or share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

 

 

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