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Custom Timber Frame Boathouse

By Sandy Connolly on January 13, 2014

The timber frame boathouse featured in this post is completely custom, and has some really cool details. Do you see those scrolled rafter tails? I bet Kellin was involved. They give the frame a touch of elegance.

Scrolled Rafter Tails

Scrolled Rafter Tails

Here’s another shot, stepping back, so you can appreciate the overall design.The roof line is particularly interesting.

Timber Frame Boathouse

Timber Frame Boathouse

The frame was constructed using douglas fir timbers that were traditionally joined with 1″ oak pegs cut flush.

It is located in Quebec. Helloooooo snow load, and don’t forget the 2 boat lifts — yikes! It was an engineering challenge, but our engineer, Jesse, can handle a challenge. Challenges keep the work exciting for all of us.

Thank you for stopping by our timber framers blog! If you like this boathouse frame, or have any timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact, ask an expert, or share your thoughts in the comment section below!

6 comments
  1. Emery says:

    The detail on the rafter tails shows wonderful craftsmanship. Great job guys!

  2. Lee says:

    I want to build a 2 story house…..this type of design
    30×20 ????
    top floor …kitchen… living area… rap around deck
    ground floor…garage.. 2 bed 2 bath
    no wife no kids
    in the Caribbean

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