Turning our customers dreams into reality, is an overused phrase. Rather than saying this, we prefer to describe the process that takes us from an initial brief to creating a beautiful structure, and the Camas Tree Fort is a perfect example.
A wealthy client came into our office and said, “An old mining cabin, I want you to recreate an old mining cabin.” He talked and we sketched. The result was a small building with stick-framed carpentry that incorporated nice accents on the timber beams. We have an impressive portfolio of work and decided to take the client to see one of our past projects, so that he could visualize the end product. What happened after he returned from the site visit was amazing.
The project, and you could be forgiven for thinking that we are exaggerating, increased by a scale of around fifty. He wanted a building that was fifty times bigger than the initial sketch.
Logistically it was difficult as the access road, ironically, reminded us of a mining trail. So much so that at one point, when we were trying to get the massive trusses on-site, we only half joked when we considered using a helicopter.
To our knowledge this is the biggest, most massive project of its type. Not only does the client have a bar and entertainment room, but there is also space to park his cars and helicopter. As if this wasn’t enough, when we thought the job was finished he asked for something extra. It was a pleasure to build a train track around the building that now has model trains running on it.