The Dorset Pavilion

In early July our little town of Dorset was woken by the hustle of many workmen and a large crane as they assembled to erect a spectacular timber frame pavilion on the old public school property. It was a community project that Portico was invited to manage in concert with other local tradespeople. Funding came from both the public and private sectors, much of it from local cottagers and residents. In the video you will see traditional mortice and tenon joinery, wedged through tenons, and most notably, scarf joints in the massive, over head, 10 x 16 timbers that support the rafters. A 2014 loonie was embedded into a scarf joint to date the structure for future generations. Our thanks go out to all the volunteers who made this project a success and for the video by sportslive24.net.