Timber Frame Fishing Lodge – Part 1

We’re up in Central Labrador, assembling and erecting a timber frame for a fly-in fishing lodge.  Because of the nature of the site, we’re assembling and raising the frame by hand – all 25,000 lbs of timber!

The float plane flight in was amazing, and everyone on the local crew have been incredibly generous and helpful – especially on some of the heavy lifts (each truss weighs over 1,000 lbs).

We had great weather for the first two days, but got rained out today.  So far, we have three 27′ wide, timber trusses up in place, along with the ridge beams and common purlins.  The 2×6 Hemlock timber decking will follow shortly on this section, while we move ahead with the 24′ wide timber trusses and full timber valley framing on this side of the roof.

We have satellite internet connection, and I’ll try to keep the blog updated with our progress.  Stay tuned for more breathtaking photos of this incredible site and project.


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Mark GIllis, P.Eng is an award-winning designer and the owner of GIllis & Company Timber Frames.

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