THE CAROLINE shelter features an impressive and unique curved roofline. This hexagon shaped structure, combines its curved glulam roof beams with laminated columns and classic wood roof decking for maximum visual effect in every setting. This special shelter is wonderfully adaptable for options such as a wood deck floor, rails, benches and cedar shake shingles. Custom design treatments are also available. The Caroline, a key shelter of The EnWood Design Collection is offered in 8 standard sizes. The smaller Caroline is ideal for private residences and developments, golf courses, and greenways, while the larger Caroline lends a spectacular visual appeal where more shelter space is required. Custom sizes are also available.

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The Caroline shelter forms a hexagon and the size of the shelter refers to the distance across the shelter along the hip beam line which would be: the corner to corner width. For example, a 30’ Caroline shelter measures 30’ corner to corner of the roof across the shelter. Custom sizes are also available.



Pressure treated, prior to gluing, laminated wood columns, 11’ 9” long -- to be embedded 3’ 9” in the concrete for stability. The lumber is treated prior to gluing which affords full penetration of the core of the columns. Special 4” annular nails to be “partially nailed” into the portion of the columns embedded in the concrete footings to provide improved anchorage against wind uplift.

Curved Beams:

Curved laminated wood hip beams. Steel connections and bolts that connect the beams to each other and to the columns.

Roof Deck:

2x6 or 2x8” (nominal sizes) #1 grade, Southern Yellow Pine wood decking (tongue and groove) is nailed to the top of the beams. Galvanized nails to attach the deck to the beams.


2x2” nominal nailers to be attached (nailed) to the roof deck at the eave. The fascia is nailed to the deck and the nailer. Galvanized nails to attach the nailers to the deck.


2x6” pressure treated, #1 grade, Southern Yellow Pine, fascia board to be attached at the eaves Galvanized nails to attach the fascia to the beam ends and the deck.


One layer of #30 roofing felt to be applied on top of the wood deck. 25 yr. 3-Tab fiberglass shingles, standard color Autumn Brown, other color options available upon request.


The standard roof pitch for the Caroline is a 3:12 pitch for the sloped portion and radial curve for the upper portion.


    The typical design load allows for:

  • 12 pounds per square foot dead load
  • 30 pounds per square foot live load
  • 20 pounds per square foot wind load. (Equates to 100 MPH)

There are variables that affect the design sizes of the members, specifically the columns and the curved beams, and those variables generally include live load conditions that are usually location specific. Building Codes normally dictate the applicable loads to be applied in the member size designs.


As noted in the component list above, the wood columns are fabricated with lumber pressure treated (prior to gluing) with CCA, at .6 pcf (6 tenths of a pound of preservative per cubic foot of wood) retention for “ground contact”. Fascia boards are treated with MCA or CCA,all the treatment per AITC 109. The treated glulam can be stained and painted.

Standard Shelter Sizes Available

Custom Sizes & Designs Available

14' 14' w/floor
16' 16' w/floor
20' 20' w/floor
25' 25' w/floor
30' 30' w/floor
35' 35' w/floor

Roof Framing - 20' Caroline