Architecture - Interior Details of a Timber Frame Sugar Shack

by Laurie Madsen March. 30, 2019 4010 views

Architecture:

-The art and practice of designing and making buildings

-The style in which buildings are made

-The art and science of designing and constructing buildings

I recently shared some photos of Sugar Moon Forest featuring the story of the construction of their beautiful hand built Timber Frame sugar shack.

I promised to follow up Part 1 with a peak of the interior revealing the beautiful joinery and evaporator. This blog is the fulfillment of that promise.

I found today's theme "Architecture, the perfect opportunity to share the beautiful details of traditional Timber Frame building.

As you walk up to the sugar shack, you will first notice the handsome oak timber frame porch and the many intriguing joints used to build it.

The Front of Oak Porch

The Front of Oak Porch

A closer view of porch corner

A closer view of porch corner

Closer View

Closer View

Close Up details of Oak Porch Timbers

Close Up details of Oak Porch Timbers

Timber Frame Casts Shadow on the Wall

Timber Frame Casts Shadow on the Wall

As you step on the porch you will notice the inviting handmade sign, given to them as a gift, mounted above the door

Hand Crafted Sign

Hand Crafted Sign

When you enter the sugar shack your eyes instantly lock on the magnificent and beautiful joinery while you marvel at the intricacy and skilled craftsmanship

Inside Details of Timber Frame Joinery

Inside Details of Timber Frame Joinery

Inside View of Timber Frame Joinery

Inside View of Timber Frame Joinery

Inside View of Timber Frame Joinery

Inside View of Timber Frame Joinery

Timber Frame Joinery

Timber Frame Joinery

Tamarack Posts and Beams

Tamarack Posts and Beams

The whole structure perfectly straddles a dry stack sandstone foundation, painstakingly fitted by hand.

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Sandstone Floor

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Sandstone Floor

The floor is made of sandstone placed carefully in a bed of sand and surrounded by gravel.

Interior view of Sandstone Foundation and Floor

Interior view of Sandstone Foundation and Floor

The wood fired, stainless steel maple syrup evaporator:

Wood Fired Stainless Steel Maple Syrup Evaporator

Wood Fired Stainless Steel Maple Syrup Evaporator

Evaporator Guage

Evaporator Guage

Evaporator Details

Evaporator Details

Exterior views of dry stacked sandstone foundation and hand milled board and batten siding:

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Board and Batten Siding

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Board and Batten Siding

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Board and Batten Siding

Dry Stacked Sandstone Foundation and Board and Batten Siding

Maple syrup season begins...

Maple Syrup Season has Started

Maple Syrup Season has Started

I hope you enjoyed my "Virtual Tour" revealing the art, style, science, and design of Timber Frame construction.

The next Sugar Moon Forest blog will show scenes of Maple Syrup production. stay tuned for more!

If you missed Part 1 - the introduction to Sugar Moon Forest Timber Frame Sugar Shack, you can find it here.

Comments welcome and appreciated!

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Sheree Meader 2 years, 2 months ago

The architecture is stunning! Your photos are so welcoming . . . and your storytelling skills and ability to explain the details so clearly bring it all to life in a beautiful way!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Sheree Meader 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Sheree!
I feel blessed having the opportunity to document and share such a work of art!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Craftsmanship of the highest quality Laurie. Great report my friend

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Antonio!
He is a very skilled craftsman and does beautiful work on all of his projects!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

The peg joinery is beautiful. Is the whole thing constructed using old world ( I am having a vapor lock on a better term) construction . Mortar and tendon , peg joinery is what I am trying to describe with little to no use of nails, screws and more modern type building supplies. The whole building is quite beautiful and a work of art .

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Russell!
The whole Timber Frame is designed and built with Mortise and Tenon Joinery and pegged together with wooden pegs.
Of course the siding and roofing is put on with nails/screws.
I agree, it is a very beautiful work of art, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to photograph it and share here on Photoblog!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 2 months ago

Do they have a website or blog?

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm speechless. 
This is is really amazing!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Andi!
It REALLY IS!
I feel blessed having the opportunity to photograph and share it on my blog!
I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

And now I wish for a big jug of maple syrup from the sugar shag!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

It IS DELICIOUS!
Thank you!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 2 months ago

#21 GREAT JOB
Nice details of architecture

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Olga!
I feel blessed having the opportunity to photograph such a work of art!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
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