Custom Picnic Shelter

Fort Harrison State Park

Timber Frame Pavilion

Vermont Timber Works built several picnic shelter frames and a comfort station entry for Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This project features custom heavy timber scissor trusses with traditional wood and steel joinery. Southern Yellow Pine, Oak and Cedar were used to construct the various structures.

We worked with MacDougall Pierce ConstructionThe State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Architect Paul Cripe.

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 these park frames, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!

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The timber frame design process involves a series of sketches and review with the client and their architect — including a 3D model of the frame — until there is an approved final design. With the final design, detailed 2D shop drawings are created and used to fabricate the frame.

Outdoor Pavilion at Fort Harrison with a Stone Chimney

Outdoor Pavilion with a Stone Chimney

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