Perhaps you’ve gone for a walk in Montpelier’s beloved city park recently and heard humming chainsaws in the distance? Or picnicked at the New Shelter, surrounded by stacks of funky, forked timbers? Or maybe you saw these fellas, hard at work cutting joinery and wondered, what’s happening in my park?
The Parks Department of Montpelier decided a new bandstand was needed, and the upcoming Hubbard Outdoor Wild Living Festival (HOWL Fest) would be the perfect time to christen it. TimberHomes designed the bandstand/pavilion, and we spent two days in the park executing the round to round joinery shown in these photos. Park staff will take the project to completion by July 22nd & 23rd, when HOWL takes place, and the park will have this unique shelter, built from park trees and local sweat, long into the future. May many more musicians grace the stage.
Expect to hear some more rumblings in Hubbard as the park staff builds the foundation and floor deck, cuts the rafters, raises the timber frame, and sheathes the roof. The finished pavilion will look similar to the stage shown below, built by former TimberHomes employee Matt Agrella-Sevilla. To find more information about HOWL Fest, check out this article in the Bridge.