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Bench Works – Reciprocal Roof Gazebo

Project Information

Company or Owner:

Bench Works


Wayne Durning

Timber Framer:

Elsibogtog first nation


Wayne Durning  and the  timber frame class of 2018

Project Location:

Elsibogtog, New Brunswick, Canada

Wood Species:

White pine

Project Description:

This is a 22 foot diameter reciprocal roof gazebo . (16) 5"x7" x16 foot rafters with a  5 layer built up ring with eight 8x8 legs
Built as final project of timber frame course at Elsibogtog New Brunswick, Canada.
The strength of this roof is incredible -  11 guys climbed on  it when  it was set up on the shop floor with no flexing and no pressure on outer ring 
The angles are more challenging than normal with drying and timber movement

Project Images:

Durning reciprocal roof

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