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Rooftop Cabana

Baltimore, Maryland

Our Clients wanted a distinctive and fun shelter for their rooftop deck near the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.  We designed and built this frame to provide an airy but substantial whimsy for watching the tall ships and fireworks, or just relaxing on long sunny afternoons.

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We started with the Architect's drawings for the deck and designed a timber frame to match his vision.

We started with the Architect's drawings for the deck and designed a timber frame to match his vision.
Talk about a challenging job site!

Talk about a challenging job site!
Only one way to get timbers up here.

Only one way to get timbers up here.
Just enough room to set material.

Just enough room to set material.
Up she goes!

Up she goes!
A lighter framed hipped roof sets it off.

A lighter framed hipped roof sets it off.
Kingposts support the ridge and hip rafters.

Kingposts support the ridge and hip rafters.
At the end of the day our new frame is the talk of the neighborhood.

At the end of the day our new frame is the talk of the neighborhood.
Cedar shakes lend a rustic, almost tropical air.

Cedar shakes lend a rustic, almost tropical air.
And the shade beneath is cool and refreshing.

And the shade beneath is cool and refreshing.
A spot of color and fun in an urban landscape.

A spot of color and fun in an urban landscape.
A view to the harbor.

A view to the harbor.