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2022-2023 Timber Harvest Camp Renovation

The project began with the initial clearing and grading of the area that was to be developed. This took place in the summer of 2022. Shortly after the clearing was completed, construction began on the Timber Harvest Camp Museum. This building tells the story the types of tools used and what day to day was life in the heyday of timber harvesting. There are also sections that are dedicated to the UNH Lumberjack and Lumberjill programs talking about the history of the programs all the was through today.

Sitework Prep

When the area underwent a massive overhaul to make it what you see today.

Timber Harvest Camp Museum Build

The project began with the initial clearing and grading of the area that was to be developed. This took place in the summer of 2022. Shortly after the clearing was completed, construction began on the Timber Harvest Camp Museum. This building is 32′ long and tells the story the types of tools used and what day to day was life in the heyday of timber harvesting. There are also sections that are dedicated to the UNH Lumberjack and Lumberjill programs talking about the history of the programs all the way through until todays program. The museum is dedicated to many of the people and organizations that help make this museum a possibility.

Bunkhouse Build

The bunkhouse was built in 2022. This structure was built as a replica of what a bunkhouse would look like at a traditional timber camp. After any months of research and help from New Hampshire Timber Owners Association (Deb Parks) a plan formulated on how the structure would be built and what features in would include. The bunkhouse includes bunkbeds, stove, small table and chairs. This building is still being developed in add authenticity.

Existing Structures

There were two initial existing structures standing when work began to revamp the Timber Harvest Camp in 2022. Both of these structures were built in 1992 when the land was initially cleared for the camp. Both structures were evaluated during the initial site review were falling apart and as such, only one structure could be saved. This structure was rebuilt and strengthened. The structure that was saved is located between the bunk house and garage. It is now used as the chainsaw shed. This chainsaw shed tells the story of chainsaws through the years.

Sign Build

DeMeritt Hill Farm contracted with Stone Sign and Design in Portsmouth to both design and build the new Timber Harvest Sign that is displayed at the camp. The sign itself is built entirely out of layered carved foam.

Garage Build

This new garage was built out of local wood milled in Lee, NH by Seacoast Excavation and Sawmilling in 2023. This garage is designed to be versatile enough to store large equipment over winter, as well as equipment related to the Timber Harvest Camp during the rest of the year. The locally milled siding is 1″ x 12″ pine with 3″ batons (board and baton style).