Timberhomes LLC is proud to have supported the Montpelier Grange in their endeavor to build a new sign for their lovely hall. The old sign that once graced the banks of the Grange on Route 12 was unfortunately lost to incidental vehicular attack last winter, but Grange members have, in the end, come to see this unfortunate event as an opportunity to beautify and amplify (and eventually illuminate!) the property with a whole new sign.
It nears completion, and many hands have made lighter work of this endeavor. Timberhomes donated the framework of the sign itself, which is made of a curving cherry slab and two black locust posts, both locally logged and sawn, and joined with traditional mortise and tenon joinery. Locust was chosen as a local species best known for it’s rot resistance, making it a great option for outdoor structures which will see a lot of weather. Cherry was chosen for pizzazz. Another Grange member did the lettering on the cherry, others helped pour the concrete footers, others still have made the sign boards describing the Grange’s multiple uses, and many have donated time and brawn, planning and designing energy to make this project come together at last.
The Capital City Grange is a space that many of us at Timberhomes have experienced as dancers at their regular contra dance series. A new sprung floor last Fall made it quite enjoyable as a dancing space. The Grange is handicap accessible, has a full kitchen downstairs, and ample parking, which has helped it become the home to many other communities besides the contra. The hall is used for religious worship, various organizations hold their meetings here, and it’s a rentable space for events. I’m thankful to have such an accessible community space right in the town I live in. Visit their site here to learn more: http://capitalcitygrange.org