This heavy timber-framed pavilion is located in Woodstock, Georgia, at a private residence. Design started in the fall of 2011 with the owner providing me with minimum design criteria consisting of a 30’X24′ rectangle, a list of kitchen equipment and a photograph of a timber-framed pavilion photo he had found on-line.
We settled on a plan with an added cantilever off the back so they could watch their children on the basketball court and enjoy the view. The structure was to be located on a steep slope at the edge of the pool so the services of both a soils and structural engineer were procured. Large helical piers were drilled through the slope to support the structure near the pool and a large “H” shape foundation was built to prevent the pool from pushing the new pavilion down hill.
Originally the heavy timber frame was to be pre-engineered, manufactured in North Carolina and then delivered and assembled on site. This required designing each member to get the look we were after and involved several iterations of three-dimensional design layouts. After the contract was awarded, it was determined that a craftsman would build the frame on-site using mortise and tenon connections.
The owner put the project on hold for a year and a half and construction began last spring and took approximately 8 months. It includes a large gas grill, side burners, several warming trays, dishwasher, wine cooler, refrigerators and more.
Below are photographs of the finished project. This is one of those projects that I am very proud of being involved with….
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