Timber Frame Garden Structure

A few photos of one of our recent installations. As part of an entire backyard installation, we created an outdoor room built into a small slope. The stone wall is a gravity wall we built using Tennessee fieldstone. We shaped the rock and fit it all together to create a more rustic looking wall without using any mortar. We made the bench using a large slab of stone and built it into the wall.
The structure is built out of solid cedar timbers. Nearly every joint is mortise and tenon and held together using wooden pegs, as you see in the photos. All that remains is for the homeowner to add a table and a few chairs and a 'candlelier'.
We look forward to the plantings surrounding this garden room to fill in over the next few years as the garden fills in as we designed.
Looking into the structure.
A detail view of the stone wall and bench.
Detail view of the jointwork on the structure. The posts and beams are 8"x8" solid cedar timbers.
Another look at the structure.
And for a sense of scale, here is one of our crew sitting on the bench as we finished clean up.

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