Mahone Bay Bandstand
Timber Frame

Timber framing - In typical fashion - built on the ground then raised

Timber framing - Oxen standing by to assist in the raising

 

 

Timber framing - Perfect for a bandstand

A Team of Oxen and a 35 ton crane from Lunenburg Foundry help raise this bandstand timber frame roof. Preassembled on the ground, it was lifted all in one piece, in the same fashion as the dome atop St. George's Round Church in Halifax.

Timber framing - The completely assembled roof goes on

Mahone Bay is famous for the Three Churches that greet visitors entering the town. Imagine the buzz of excitement when we raised the octagonal bandstand on the waterfront on May 9, 1996.

 

Timber framing - Bandstand interior view

Timber framing - Bandstand interior with finish

Timber framing - Bandstand complete with a band

An Attraction for generations of tourists and a focal point for Mahone Bay town festivities. This timber frame structure helps to preserve the heritage of fine woodworking evident in the local architecture and celebrated each year at the Wooden Boat Festival. This is truly a gift by the town to residents and visitors.

 

Timber framing - Mahone Bay's crown jewel

Hand carvings decorate the inside of the cupola. The natural beauty of the wood remains visible, as does the method of construction and durability. "The design work and craftsmanship displayed in the construction of this project was outstanding. Our bandstand is now considered the 'crown jewel' along the Mahone Bay waterfront," wrote Derrick MacKenzie, the town's Director of Parks and Recreation.

The Bandstand Story

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, is famous for the churches that greet visitors as they enter the town. Imagine the excitement on the Mahone Bay waterfront on May 9, 1996, when Acorn Timber Frames (now TimberhArt Woodworks) built and raised the town's new octagonal bandstand.

Raise the Roof!
With the help of a team of oxen and a 35-ton crane from Lunenburg Foundry, the roof, which had been pre-assembled and shingled on the ground, was lifted to the top of the frame in the same breathtaking fashion as the timber frame dome atop Saint George's Round Church in Halifax.

Hand carvings decorate the inside of the cupola. The natural beauty of the wood remains visible, as does the method of construction and durability.

Our "Crown Jewel"
"The design work and craftsmanship displayed by Acorn Timber Frames (now TimberhArt Woodworks) in building our bandstand was outstanding. Our bandstand is now considered the 'crown jewel' along the Mahone Bay waterfront," wrote Derrick MacKenzie, the town's Director of Parks and Recreation.

Click here for the article from The Bulletin and The Progress Enterprise May 15 1996 (Mahone Bay Bandstand)

The bandstand will be an added attraction for generations of tourists and a focal point for the town's festivities. It helps to preserve the heritage of fine woodworking skills celebrated in the town's annual Wooden Boat Festival, and displayed in the area's architecture. It is truly a gift by the town to residents and visitors.

The design work and craftsmanship displayed by Acorn Timber Frames (now TimberhArt Woodworks) in building our bandstand was outstanding.

Not only did Acorn Timber Frames (now TimberhArt Woodworks) surpass our expectations in designing and constructing a durable and attractive structure, we found them to be very accommodating and co-operative throughout all aspects of the project.

It was apparent that Mr. Reagan has a strong commitment to the art of past post and beam construction and is extremely knowledgeable and caring about the product he delivers.

I must state that Unique and Heritage Timber Frames (now TimberhArt Woodworks) comes highly recommended by the Town of Mahone Bay, and I am sure that any projects undertaken by this company will be built with the same care, devotion and craftsmanship as was displayed in the construction of our bandstand.

Derrick MacKenzie
Director of Parks and Recreation

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