Thanks to Bellingham Parks, we have had a nice dry space in the recently vacated “Parks Ops” building off of Old Woburn for our timber framing friends at Marker Construction to perform the prefabrication and preparation of the logs and building materials for our pavilion. Below, their crew lift the natural beams off their flatbed to move them into their new temporary home.
A balancing act!
Raw logs…some stripping to be done still.
Stripping ’em down.
Nice and smooth, showing off the nice arching curve that will be on display in our Outdoor Classroom.
Cutting in the notches for the columns.
Fitting the columns to the curved beams.
Strapping young gentlemen!
The cuts in the tops of the columns are treated with wax.
Numbered notches in the beams to make space for the rafters.
Thanks to the onsite crew of Tim and Shami from Marker Construction- it’s coming along quite nicely.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.