Customized Steel Framing Connections for a Garden Pavilion TROY, MI
This garden pavilion was designed by Garnet R. Cousins. I designed all of the custom steel framing connectors for this project while working in his office. The steel connectors demonstrate my ability to design construction details that work. The builder commented that the steel connectors really made the project quite easy to assemble in a short time. My interest in construction detailing has its roots in working with an uncle on a family farm near Bad Axe. It was there that, from a very young age, I was involved in the repair and construction of farm machines and other equipment that required welded and bolted connections. On a farm, the emphasis is always on practicality and durability under heavy use. This garden pavilion will definitely be standing for years to come.