Utility Buildings

Utility buildings can be as unique as the function they are designed to meet. However, they must all handle heavy loads within and without, high winds, driving rains, mud, ice, and neglect. As they generally have no internal heat, they must also breath and naturally ventilate while being reasonably pest proof. And why shouldn't they look good too? What follows are a few outbuildings built to last generations with minimal maintenance. 


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Yard Sheds

Yard Sheds


Both these sheds incorporate timber framing and hybrid framing elements. The floors are traditionally timber framed without the use of metal fasteners, which tend to rust quickly under such humid conditions as the underside of a shed.  The shed at left has a split level floor to follow the contour...

Custom Wood Shed

Custom Wood Shed


This was an interesting project. Here is a three cord wood shed built tall enough to walk in, yet with an overall low profile. The home owner wanted to see over the top from inside the house. This meant no cross ties inside the shed. And, as it turned out...

Bike Locker

Bike Locker

Cambridge
Massachusetts

Small, secure and appealing is what was required of this yard shed / locker. This is a timber framed building using inlaid marine plywood panels for bracing on three walls giving it a somewhat signature look. Every piece was thoroughly stained before assembly. The gables are open and also the...