The Covey Island Boatworks crew, working as “Blue Rocks Timberframes”, is well underway building the Kellogg house on Crescent Point, Mahone Bay.
We took a conceptual design by Covey Island’s owner, John Steele, and developed the plan into a full custom timber frame design with blueprints and shop drawings.
The guys that make up the boat building crew, under experienced shipwright and bluewater sailor, Dorian Steele, are a pretty sharp bunch, with some having experience in house building as well. They seemed to have no trouble adapting to timberframing, cutting mortises and tenons, complicated scarf joints, and compound joinery of valleys and jack rafters. The guys are great to work with – I’m sure it’s quite a treat to have them custom build you a beautiful sailboat!
The timber is recycled Douglas Fir, from an old warehouse in New York City.