Floating Jetty

Due to municipal provisions prohibiting permanent installations along the lake shoreline, this jetty was designed to be put together at springtime and dismantled before wintertime, by hand, every season.

 

The jetty consists of 8 sections. Each section floats on two barrels. To hold the entire construction together, long beams with holes are mounted onto the wooden dowels that sticks out from both sides of each section. Small cross sticks lock the beams in place. The section connecting the jetty to land is hinged so that it adjusts for high and low water levels in the lake.

 

Materials:

Untreated Siberian larch.

Plastic barrels (used for liquid soap) are cleaned and reused, to act as buoyancy elements.