Timberline Arch, Timberline Lodge

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Timberline Arch, Timberline Lodge - click on photo for larger image.
Here's another example of the Timberline Arch, framing the stairs off the west side of the Main Lounge. Notice the size of the wood beams and how they are notched, fitted, and interlocked together to form the arch. This is a style of construction more often seen in furniture construction. Wood pegs cover the holes where the iron bolts fasten the wood together. These joints are mortise and tenon type joints, very strong, but a lot of work to make! Most of the wood is fir. Notice the stair steps are solid slabs of wood.


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