Engineering a ship-building shed

February 26, 2019

Recently completed, this 1400 ft2 custom, handcrafted, traditional timber frame shed will soon be home to a small-scale ship building practice. The builders, Eric Letham and Spencer Duncan, are hobby small boat builders and intend to use the shed to build a custom, wooden 40 ft sail boat to sail to New Zealand.

Engineered by Fast + Epp, the shed’s building technique dates back to the 12th century.┬áThe visually impressive exposed structure boasts joints that are precisely designed and cut, and fastened with oak dowels – a technique that requires very little use of metal.

Located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, close attention to detail and master craftsmanship characterize this warm space.

You can follow builder, Spencer Duncan, @susp3nce, on Instagram.