Timber Tidbits

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January 2016 Newsletter

The guys at MoreSun spent last year building unique timber structures that  enhanced a variety of places.  And the new year promises to have even more sawdust flying in our workshop!

Below is a glimpse of wonderful ways we've crafted wood.

We hope you’ll think of MoreSun if you have need for specialized wood in your life. The work we do is a nice mix of residential and commercial. We work with architects, builders, and home owners. We are proud to construct small scale and elaborate timber projects that continually challenge us to reach to new heights with what we can do with wood!  

Cheers to a happy new year,

The MoreSun Team

The Founders Chapel

Corkscrew Timber frame rental cabin

The Founders Chapel serves as an auxiliary space for Perimeter Presbytarian Church in Johns Creek, Georgia. This open air building allows the congregation to gather in an intimate outdoor setting for marriage ceremonies and worship. The frame is solid oak, mortise and tenon joined, and boasts stout king post trusses to frame the roof.

View more on our Founders Chapel webpage

Corkscrew Cabin

Corkscrew Timber frame rental cabin

Corkscrew Cabin is a hybrid contemporary home, with an angled plan and several lofts supported by structural timber. The timber frame is a mix of eastern white pine and poplar. The poplar trees used were felled from the site, providing several large beams and two structural “live edge” posts in the house. The gem of Corkscrew is the double helix custom hickory staircase which snakes its way to the third story loft.

View more on our Corkscrew cabin webpage

Atlanta Athletic Club

Eastern white pine and cypress timbers frame a spacious shaded area at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.  Families enjoy the Club's restaurant and sports bar while spending a day at the pool. The king/queen post trusses frame the roof with three large dormer entrances, providing quick access to the pool's edge.

View more on our Atlanta Athletic Club webpage

If you’re interested, here’s a link to a Shutterfly book: Portfolio of Selected Work, which includes the above projects and several others. 

Timber Framers Guild 30th Anniversary Conference

MoreSun is member of the Timber Framers Guild. This is an important way we educate ourselves and stay relevant in the timber framing world. Our owner, Stephen Morrison, is on the Board of Directors of the Timber Framers Guild. He recently attend the 30th Anniversary Timber Framers Guild conference in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. These conferences bring the timber framing community together from across North America and numerous countries. The TFG is an impressive association of timber frame craftsman, contractors and suppliers. Dozens of workshops were offered that provided learning opportunities and appreciation for the time honored craft of timber framing. It truly is inspiring to see how centuries old timber frame buildings have stood the test of time and are living evidence of the skilled craftsmen who build them.

RAISE THE ROOF - documentary film about restoring the roof of this 18th-century synagogue was shown at the TFG conference.

Artists reconstructing the elaborate wooden roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue.  Restoration took 10 years!

This article, featured in the December 2015 issue of Scantlings (Timber Framers Guild publication), describes our company's work ethic:

Rob Lyghtal , Ethan Monk, Jeremy Sanders, Daniel Weddle, Carol Greenberger, Stephen Morrison, Ben Loveland (son Abe), Bruce Reece, Carlton Wheatley