Timber Construction

Eagle's Nest Bungalow

The Eagle's Nest Bungalow honors the beauty and tranquility of the Mt. Hood Wilderness. The cabin is nestled alongside the Sandy River and is built with energy efficiency in mind; high-tech insulation and heating systems, energy efficient windows and on-demand water heaters were all incorporated into the design. Additionally, the latest septic technology was used to ensure that the water consumed in the bungalows returns safely to the local water table.

Miller Consulting Engineers worked to achieve the aesthetic features common with traditional timber frame design. The joinery of the heavy timbers posed challenges with the lateral force resistance system, requiring the use of custom-adapted Simpson Strong-Walls with high shear capacity. The multiple types of joinery were also challenging when analyzing vertical force resistance; types of joinery utilized at Eagle’s Nest included diminished-haunch shoulder mortise and tenon, traditional through mortise with extended tenon and hard-wood pegged half-lap joist pockets. The final product is beautiful and is being used as a wilderness rental cabin through Mt. Hood Lifestyle Bungalows.     

For more information about the Mt. Hood Lifestyle bungalows they may be reached at www.mthoodlifestyle.com


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GSA Schedule GS10F105AA

SBA Certified Small Business Enterprise (#P0669937)


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