New Scenic Cafe Entry Pavillion

November 2018

The folks that have been coming to the New Scenic Café for a long time certainly remember the tiny, tiny old entryway. As part of a major investment into the building owner Scott Graden wanted a much more welcoming entry space, and tapped his North House Folk School connections to have it be timber framed.

It is a reasonably simple frame with four posts and two king-post-trusses at the gables. These trusses carry the parallel cord ridge truss that support the common rafters.

One of the major challenges was a turnaround of three weeks from ‘go!’ to raising. Thanks to timber in stock at Hedstroms mill in Grand Marais that was possible.

Tie beam to truss rafter joint.

Plate to tie beam joint.

Frost on the ridge.

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