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Our use of our salvaged timber has spanned a range including items as small as tea trays, as diverse as tables, cabinets, benches, and a bar, and even as big as a whole verandah.

Our lodge was built in 1937 on top of a rubble foundation dating to 1868. Originally serving as the village general store, it became a lodge/resort in the early 1980s.

Previous owners made no real changes to reflect the building's new purpose; they were content to cover up problems with vinyl siding and a coat of paint. Our mission since 2000 has been to refurbish and restore this amazing place, and to make efforts to enhance its style and functionality. Though there is no evidence to suggest the place ever had a porch in front of the original store, we felt that one belonged there. The design was intended to fit the look of the building and to make it feel more welcoming and traditional.

In keeping with our efforts to maintain the inherent qualities of the architecture, we used wood that was consistent with the original materials from which the place was built and we used similar construction techniques.

The structure is post and beam with sistered rafters of 5/4 hemlock 8" wide. The support posts are undressed 4×4 pine with hemlock 5/4 cladding. The roof is shiplap 5/4 hemlock boards. The deck is plain butted 5/4 boards. The ceiling is shiplap pine 5/4 resawed to 5/8". With the exception of painted highlights, the entire finish is simply linseed oil that we reapply every spring and fall.

As an entrance to our Pub & Grill, we think that the appearance complements the atmosphere of the place and provides a welcoming portal to our guests.

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Really shows what a little attention to details can do to improve the looks and feel of the place.

But I don't mean to imply that it was little. The work looks fantastic.

Great job.
 

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What a great looking porch, its great that you took the time to salvage wood for this project. Welcome to LumberJocks.
 

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What a huge transformation. Man, did that add life to the place, or what.
 

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A great lodge.I wouldn't mind stopping by and giving that old dog a pet.
 

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Jake gets a pat on the head from everybody who comes through here. He's like the mascot.
 

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That's one heck of a job!
 

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Beautifully done. The remodeling adds nice curb appeal to your place.

Thanks for the post.
 

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What a beautiful job you have done with the lodge. It is so nice to see work like this being done. Thank you so much for posting.

God Bless
tom
 
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