Custom built Adirondack lean-tos, buildings and rustic structures.

Lean-tos

A log lean-to is part of an Adirondack tradition dating back to simpler times. Though they have been around for hundreds of years, they have not outlived their usefulness. If you have ever spent a day hiking in the Adirondacks, you may know the comforting sight of a lean-to as you round the last bend at the end of a long expedition.

A lean-to can be a retreat, a shelter, a lunch spot and a home away from home. Now you can begin new traditions near a stream, babbling brook, or perched on your mountain with a view of the landscape… In a solid handcrafted lean-to from Thru the Woods.

Milled Lean-to
$4300
Kit
  • Built with milled logs.
  • Logs milled on 3 sides that are 7″ X 7″ with the rounded side of the log on the exterior.
  • Each lean-to is marked, numbered, and ready for assembly.
  • 2″ roughcut flooring, 1″ roughcut sheathing.
  • Asphalt shingles.
  • All screws and nails.
  • 8′ deep by 12′ wide inside dimensions.
  • Weight 10-12,000 lbs.
Pine Lean-to
$6300
Kit
  • Built with natural White Pine logs.
  • The logs have varying diameters and are fitted so that one log fits on top of the other log and there are no gaps between the logs.
  • Each lean-to is marked, numbered, and ready for assembly.
  • 2″ roughcut flooring, 1″ roughcut sheathing.
  • Asphalt shingles.
  • All screws and nails.
  • 8′ deep by 12′ wide inside dimensions.
  • Weight 8-10,000 lbs.
Cedar Lean-to
$7800
Kit
  • Built with beautiful Cedar logs.
  • The logs have varying diameters and are fitted so that one log fits on top of the other log and there are no gaps between the logs.
  • Very resistant to insects.
  • Each lean-to is marked, numbered, and ready for assembly.
  • 2″ roughcut flooring, 1″ roughcut sheathing.
  • Cedar shake shingles.
  • All screws and nails.
  • 8′ deep by 12′ wide inside dimensions.
  • Weight 6-8,000 lbs.

 

Trails, Bridges and Rustic Structures

BRIDGES

Our bridges are built from cedar or spruce logs with rustic pole railings and optional twig work. They sit on cribs made of spruce logs and filled with rocks. Several Adirondack spring run off seasons have yet to move these structures.

FIRETOWERS

Thru the Woods also builds Firetowers which are are a vanishing part of Adirondack history, lore, and culture. Help preserve a part of this legacy today.

TRAILS

Our low impact trail building methods are tough on our backs but easy on the woods. Using picks, hoes, shovels, rakes, and chainsaws, we clear trails and level hummocks to make an easily navigitable path. We make trails for hiking, jogging, skiing and interpretive trails for learning about nature.

STEPS

Steps are one of our artistic specialties. Whether it is a steep spot on a trail or a focal point on an Adirondack lawn, we can design a staircase to fit. Available in flaircase, stone and cedar box styles.