Timber Greenhouse - McLeod Creek Timber Frame Company

Shop Open House and Small Timber Frame Rising

We endevoured to participate this year, but unfortunately, we will not be going to the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show 2018 as hoped. Instead, we want to invite all those interested out to our shop to view what we have going on – see how we do things, ask questions, even potentially try out some of our tools and techniques! Our shop Open House will also feature a small timber frame raising on our property – a nice 12’x16’ timbered greenhouse. Some close friends and family will be helping to raise this frame, so that you may see how everything goes together and it will allow you to see how potentially your timber frame project may go together on your property!

This small timber frame is constructed using scribe joinery – it allows us to use timbers that may not be square or even have wane on it, some timbers may be bigger/smaller than what the cut size is supposed to be, and even lets us use curved or round timbers if we choose. The greenhouse is made from locally sourced Alberta Lodgepole Pine, and sawn with a head saw, where is gives a unique circular pattern on the wood. We will also be using locally sourced and
made “in shop” white birch pegs to hold our frame together. The finishing of the timbers has allowed us to really accentuate the saw marks and grain of the wood – it truly looks amazing! We will be growing loads of great things in this greenhouse for years to come!

With the late winter/spring season, we are slowly seeing the snow melt out here. Once the ground is suitable enough to get going, I will be putting in some small foundations for the timbers to sit on. Therefore, we do not have a date set for this raising/open house just yet. I will be sending out another notice once we have a date set. Come on out and join us! It will be a great day – might even be some snacks and refreshments…hope to see you there!

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