Timber Frame Craftsmanship in a Small Package

A single Mini Kiosk provides up to 12 square feet of display space, and comes fully assembled and ready to install. The design of the Mini is playful yet robust, and the price is right. We designed this unit for a bike trail project and liked it so much that we decided to offer it for general sale. Like all of our kiosks, the Mini features hand-cut, traditional timber framing joinery (mortise and tenon), and naturally rot-resistant timber from northern New England.

Pricing for Mini Kiosks

Single unit: $1,400

2-4 units: $1,250 each

5 or more: $1,100

Note: Prices are for pickup in Montpelier or Vershire, Vermont. Delivery quotes upon request.
Site preparation and installation are not included in unit cost.

To order: Send us an email » or call: 802-685-7974

Lead time: Ranges from 3 – 12 weeks, depending on the season and demand.

Mini Kiosk Specs

What’s in the Kit:

  • Kiosk fully assembled (without roofing metal)
  • Roofing metal, pre-drilled for screws and packaged in cardboard.
  • A single page of installation instructions, along with the screws needed to fasten the roofing metal.

Details:

  • All Timber: rough-sawn white oak with 1/4” chamfer throughout.
  • Timber Joinery: secured with white oak or black locust pegs.
  • Roof: Top has band sawn curve with 5/4 pine roof with roofing metal fastened with screws.
  • Sign Area: Signboard is made from tongue-in-groove eastern white cedar. It can be stained or left unstained. There is 12 square feet of potential signage space on the Mini if both sides are used. 6 square feet on the font is lockable display space, 6 square feet on the back serves as additional uncovered signboard area.
  • Door: To cover the signage area on the front of the Mini, a cherry-framed plexiglass door is included.  The door is hinged on top and has pin with hole to receive padlock (padlock not provided).

Standard Options for Mini Kiosks

 

  • Roofing Metal: Slate Blue or Forest Green – see color samples here.
  • Stained Signboard: Paint signboard: The standard signboard is unstained, and will gray with time. We offer solid stains by Arborcoat in Mission Brown and Imperial Gray – $50/unit.
  • Location Signs: routed into face of upper crossbar, $200 for up to 14 letters maximum (See photo below of the “Kingdom Trails” Mini).
  • Posts Options: Upgrade to black locust for ultimate rot resistance for $400/unit. Still a local species.
  • Double-Sided: We can put a door on both sides of the unit. Timber posts will be increased to 5″ x 5″ – $450
  • Customizing: We are happy to make any adjustments you have in mind for an hourly labor/design rate plus materials.

Mini Kiosk Installation

Our kiosks are simple to install and the work can be readily done by a group of 3-4 people following our instructions. If you would like help with installation, we’ll be happy to provide a quote. The following are basic instructions (we provide more comprehensive instructions with your kiosk):

  • Dig two 12″ holes, 4′-3″ deep, 2′ 9″ apart on center.
  • Attach roofing metal to kiosk and place in holes, being careful to get it plumb.
  • Backfill holes around posts with crushed stone or sand (no concrete footings).

Add a Brochure or Registration Box to Your Kiosk

Do you need storage for maps or a registry? These simple, weather-tight boxes can be purchased to install on your kiosk. We send them with pre-drill bits and screws, so that our clients can install them on their kiosks wherever they like.

Brochure boxes: These boxes will store a tri-fold brochure or map, displaying them through their plexiglass front. – $275 ($300 stained).

Registration boxes: The front of these registration boxes folds down to reveal a sturdy writing surface with a clasp to hold a small stack of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. – $300 ($325 stained).

Delivery & Shipping

Our prices assume pickup at one of our shops, in Montpelier or Vershire, Vermont. A single Mini kiosk can fit easily in to the back of a pickup truck.  Please discuss vehicle requirements with us depending on your order.

  • Pick-up: Pick your kiosk up at our shop in your own vehicle, and we will help you load it up.
  • Delivery: We will charge a rate of $1.70/mile round trip to deliver.
  • Shipping: For single units to be delivered more than 200 miles from Vershire it is more economical to ship by common carrier, in which case the unit will come on a custom-made pallet, and protected by plywood. Please contact us for a current packing and shipping quote. There must be a forklift available at the delivery address.

The Nature of Wood

Our kiosks are built using natural timbers from our local forests. We work with high-quality timbers and individually choose the wood for your kiosks with care. Trees are unique and, as such, are not perfectly uniform. The wood used for our handcrafted timber frames may have knots, wormholes, or blue stain.  As green wood dries it may develop checking or cracks, it may shrink or twist, and like all of us, it will grey over time. These characteristics make natural wood products unique. None of these characteristics affect the structural integrity of the wood or the kiosk.