A timber framed kiosk for UMD

UMD will have a campground right near the Bagley Nature Area. Tim Bates of the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at UMD approached me to build a kiosk to serve as a welcome and information spot.

Of course, being a timber framer I could not resist using joinery.


So there you have it. A stout little frame of pressure treated 6by6 with four mortise and tenon joints, properly draw bored.


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Ready to be set into four feet of concrete.


Mind you the sono tubes installed by university maintenance went quite a bit deeper and required some filling and compacting. Nonetheless big thanks to the grounds crew for doing the digging.

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Propped up, plumbed and braced.


Ready for concrete. Thanks for your help Tim.


On to the roof.

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Joinery for ridge and plates.

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No time to pause for a shot of just the rafters…straight on to the plywood and shingles. There’s rain in the forecast…


A proper common rafter roof.


Chamfers to take away some of the beefiness of 6 by 6’s


A metal ridge cap to top things off.

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Welcome campers!


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