Log Shelters

Log shelters and log gazebos are used for picnic areas, pavilions, bus stop shelters, etc. The main purpose is to place a roof overhead. Bus stop shelters often have two or three sides to help protect the users from inclement weather.

This first example is a simple log structure with a shingle roof. The structure is made from round logs that are milled to a consistent diameter. There is a log truss built into each end. Log header beams and purlins. The pavilion is set on cement piers that the posts attach to. Included in a typical log shelter design are perspective drawings, floor plan, elevations, foundation plan, log framing, sections, details, notes, and a log schedule showing the placement of the logs within the structure.

This second example is a timber frame gazebo diagram. The octagonal nature is visible through the square members of the roof meeting at the peak. Large plexiglass windows are inserted in the window openings and the bench is situated along the edge.

The timber framing is more visible in this close up sectional diagram. The legend to the left reveals that this is a square timber structure built from Douglas Fir posts and beams. The call-outs correspond with the legend to detail the assembly of the structural members.

The entire layout is fit onto this single 24×36 blueprint size sheet. The perspectives on the top left show how the half-octagonal building will look when completed. This is followed by diagrams for assembly, foundation, roof layers, an other call-outs.

Specialty shelters can be designed to any specifications.