Kayak Shelter

September 25, 2019 by Rebecca Copans

The rugged Maine coast brings incredible opportunities for recreation, which presents the challenge of how to store your gear.  Hanging boats in a structure that fits the landscape’s aesthetic while protecting them from the weather was a challenge that a customer from Maine presented us with this winter.  From this, the TimberHomes Kayak Shelter was born.

Classic mortise and tenon timber framing techniques marry modern kayak sling racks in this striking structure.  We built this timber frame kayak shelter with cherry footings and white oak headers and posts.  White pine collars, purlins and ridge support a cedar shingle roof underlain by pine boards.

All of the wood used to build this kayak shelter was grown, harvested and sawn within 100 miles of our shop, nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains.  We loaded the kayak shelter onto the TimberHomes trailer and delivered it to the ferry in Rockland, Maine to be motored over to its new home.