A Timber Framed Outhouse or “Donnerbalken”

July 2020 Duluth,MN

Originally conceived as a vestibule for a small Fachwerk frame, this little frame found a home with friends and serves admirably as an outhouse.

Right after being asked to build an outhouse for some dear friends I found a leaded glass window locally, and knew it had to be part of this exquisite little project.

A white pine frame with locally milled red pine boards.

One German name for an outhouse is ‘Donnerbalken’, which – freely translated- turns into ‘Thunder beam’.

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