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Author Topic: Choosing foundation for small timber frame picnic shelter  (Read 1802 times)

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Offline wisconsitom

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Re: Choosing foundation for small timber frame picnic shelter
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 08:16:08 AM »
You're right Don comments were ignoring fact this is open-sided building.

Those anchorment systems look pretty good.


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Re: Choosing foundation for small timber frame picnic shelter
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 01:26:12 PM »
I've done a few timberframe shelters, in fact doing one right now with my building construction class.  We are "far north" as well and I have buried precast concrete footings, but I have also used a post hole digger and used stove pipe for sono tubes and I have buried those "big foot" forms and used sono tube on top mof that.  You definitely want to fasten the frame down in that field.  It will uplift with only a roof in a strong wind.
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Re: Choosing foundation for small timber frame picnic shelter
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2019, 11:30:46 AM »
At a recent trip to VA I saw a hold down method on an open sided garage:


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