Black Locust Balcony Addition

November 29, 2013
locust balcony on timber frame house

locust Balcony from the yard

When we constructed a garage/master-suite addition on this classic timber frame home in 2008, the one thing that needed to wait was a small balcony on the west gable.  The balcony is now done!  We built it entirely of black locust for maximum natural rot resistance; the weight is balanced on the fork, while long bolts back into the house keep it stable.  It’s the perfect spot for sitting and stargazing before bed…