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The Founders Chapel

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Built for Perimeter Presbyterian Church in Johns Creek, Georgia

This timber framed chapel serves as an auxiliary space for the congregation to gather in a more intimate outdoor setting for marriage ceremonies and worship. The beautiful park-like setting combined with the timeless quality of the traditional mortise and tenon timber frame creates a peaceful, harmonious atmosphere that invites lingering.

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rock bell tower

The custom bell tower cupola was timber framed by MoreSun to house a bell handcrafted by a 200+ year old bell foundry, the Paccard Founderie des Cloches of Annecy, France. The French company cast this bell and shipped it to their U.S. partner Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry in Charleston, SC for final touches.

Timber frame roof for bell tower

Bell tower roof at the MoreSun shop, loaded for transport

Founders Chapel timber frame


The timber frame is solid oak, mortise​ and tenon joined, and boasts stout king post trusses to frame the roof.

Timber Framed Chapel Gallery

Timber framed Founders Chapel
Raising timber frame with crane
Moving bell and tower to site
Bell tower with rock work complete
Oak timber framed chapel
Timber frame joinery detail
Positioning a bent
Timber framed bell tower during raising
Bell tower detail
King post trusses
Oak timber framed chapel
Flying a timber
Custom bell
View of lake from timber frame chapel
Founders Chapel Johns Creek, Georgia