Pavilion, surrounded by old-growth fir and cedar trees, was designed
to accommodate firewood stored at various moisture levels. Freshly
split wood dries quickly when both sides of the end grain are exposed.
The shed touches the ground lightly, minimally disturbing the rain-forest
floor. The parts of the structure that touch firewood or the structure
that is near the ground has been scorched and tarred to deter rot-causing
organisms. The thin, rigid roof was created by bending plywood over
the frame and fastening it to a temporary support. Consecutive layers
of plywood were then bonded with waterproof glue and short screws.
When the laminate was cured the temporary support was removed, revealing
a simple, light shell. All lumber was site milled from local, selectively
horse-logged Douglas fir. The secluded pavilion brings the owners
into a part of the property - only a few meters from their home -
that they would otherwise rarely visit.