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My log framed shelter or pavilion
« on: May 27, 2021, 11:59:49 PM »
OK, we call them shelters on the west coast, seems they are called pavilions elsewhere. I have 40 acres of Ponderosa pines and some doug firs, western bark beetle has been chipping away a few a year, so I drop them, skid them out and in a year, with a flooring scraper (bark spud) was able to knock the bark off real quick like.

So now I have these nice peeled logs debating on what to do. So I decided to build a log park shelter. Its a 10X16 and I just finished the roof and metal roofing in April. I picked a time for some real pricey lumber, but planning for a year, had to follow through. Didnt want log frame setting through another winter.

Built footers out of 1/4" plate steel, massive units, 8" wide, 10" tall, log is slotted and its pinned with a timber lock screw to prevent any lift, but the shear weigth, probably never lift. Lots of bracing and each brace has 2 of the 10" timberlocks going in at different angles at each end (4 total), zero flex or rocking. Every log joint is pinned with no less than 3 timberlock screws at 10: length. I was concerned as there is a joint at the ground and another above. But its rock solid and I added plenty of bracing.

Rafters were 4X4, was going to use 2X6, but wouldn't of looked right, a 4X4 looks more like a timber frame, no blocking needed as a 4X4 wont flop on its side and its way easier landing plywood sheeting on a 3.5 inch surface than a 1.5".


 

 

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Re: My log framed shelter or pavilion
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 08:49:20 AM »
Nicely done!  Use a chainsaw to slot the posts? How big are the concrete piers?

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Re: My log framed shelter or pavilion
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 08:56:42 AM »
I love it and its setting.
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Re: My log framed shelter or pavilion
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 03:35:54 PM »
Nicely done!  Use a chainsaw to slot the posts? How big are the concrete piers?

Thanks for sharing!
The footers are 12" sonotubes, they go down 2 feet and bell out so frost wont lift it, also with sonotubes, frost doesn't grab the sides and lift it either. All reinforced with rebar. I did slot the logs to fit over my home made brackets with a hole and pinned with a timberlock screw.  Brackets  are cemented in with a hole in base inside the concrete and a small chunk of rebar going through it and 4 sticks of rebar vertically. Probably way overkill, but when I an not sure of something, I just over do it. I have 40 acres set up like a full park, our entire theme is USFS or national and state parks. I have campsites, markers, signage, ranger station, and this will probably get painted in the "forest service brown" color soon. But its all private, no public access.
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Re: My log framed shelter or pavilion
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2021, 03:38:21 PM »
I love it and its setting.
Thanks, its at 3500 feet, next to a national forest, we have moose, white tail deer, mule deer, black bear, sparse grizzly, wolves, turkey, bobcat, cougar, grouse and a load of other varmits/pest like coyotes, ticks, western bark beetle... etc.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 05:32:54 PM »
I love it and its setting.
Than ks, i ts at 3500 feet, next to a national forest, we have moose, white tail deer, mule deer, black bear, sparse grizzlie, wolves, turkey, bobcat, cougar, grouse and a load of other varmits/pest like coyotes, ticks, western bark beetle... etc.
Sounds awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 10:02:58 PM »
It does sound awesome.  You do great work, enjoy it!

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 05:13:51 AM »
Now that looks nice!!
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