Great Bay Discovery Center

Handcrafted Timber Building

The Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, also known as the Great Bay Discovery Center, is in Greenland, NH. Vermont Timber Works built a custom timber frame for the discovery center. It is a rough sawn, native hemlock timber frame secured with 1” birch pegs.

The discovery center offers exhibits for children to learn about marine life native to Great Bay. The space can hold up to 150 people.

We worked with general contractor Turnstone Corporation and architect Lauer Architects on this project.

All of our frames are handcrafted to meet exact project requirements, and we enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details – from design to finish – are just right.

If you like this timber frame, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!

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Meeting Room

Queenpost Truss

Wild Turkey on a Timber Frame




After a timber frame has been fabricated by hand in our Vermont shop, our crew often travels to the job site to assemble and raise the frame. The same people who cut the frame do the assembly.

Timber Bent Installation

Raising The First Truss

The Discovery Center During Timber Frame Assembly

Placing The Last Truss

The Completed Post & Beam Frame for the Coastal Conservation Center

The Completed Frame

Wood Ceiling Beams in the Interior of the Timber Frame Discovery Center

Wood Ceiling Beams

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