Just completed for the Weird and Wonderful Wood event is this timber frame structure made from a variety of locally sourced durable timber species.

It would be better for it to go to a permanent home, rather that assembly and disassembly. Some of the timbers are ‘green’ and will shrink / twist as is normal. Preferably permanently installed somewhere rather than occupying workshop space.

I don’t have any better pictures than the one below, which is from the event. It is shown with a canvas, but this I will be keeping for the next re-incarnation for next year.


It’s a  3m x 3m frame, based upon timbers at 125mm square. The front is green oak featuring; cranked tie beam with flare to tapered king post & extra thick braces. The ridge is also oak. Carved daisy wheel feature in centre of front tie beam.

The returning wall plates are in dried Douglas fir, with Sweet Chestnut braces. The rear wall consists of dried Western Red Cedar posts, wall plates, cranked tie beam & king post. Central stud in Brown oak, with two dried Elm studs to the side. Down braces in air dried oak.

All traditionally jointed, only needing timber pegs to hold structure together.

The following CAD isometric’s show how it could be finished as a permanent structure for the garden (or whatever your imagination allows)…


Shown here with rafters and a shingled roof.



The following show the frame with rafters & without. Final picture showing effectively what you would be buying.



Offers in excess of £2500.