Category: Blog

05 / 09 2017

Let us start off by saying that a timber frame home comes imbued with a personality that’s all its own.  The home you plan can be as small as 850 square feet or as large as 4,500 square feet and the timber frame that holds it together will stand larger than life, drawing eyes and […]

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05 / 09 2017

Timber Frame Pavilion owners would like to enjoy their pavilion after dark.  Some want ceiling fans.  Many appreciate electrical outlets to power lamps.  The challenge in providing electrical service in an open structure is that of safely hiding the wiring. We have developed a number of effective techniques to meet this challenge.  Our wiring goals […]

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05 / 09 2017

The timber frame carries all of the structural weight of your house. That allows for large spans of windows and open interiors, which let light flow from one room to the next. However, poor placement of windows or windows of the wrong size can increase utility bills. That’s something we all wish to avoid. You […]

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05 / 09 2017

Many considerations for the design and fabrication of a pavilion are rooted in how the finished product will look.  Behind the scenes we make sure that the design is structurally sound.  The form and function areas of design are all the while being considered.  This is highlighted in the pavilion roof framing through a form […]

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05 / 09 2017

Have you ever driven by a home that really caught your eye?  It’s usually the lines of a house – the placement of an unusual window or the combination of materials used, or maybe the welcoming front porch.  The home stands out from the others around it and, more often than not, expresses the personality […]

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05 / 09 2017

Throughout the past three decades of this ongoing timber frame revival, timber framers have tried just about every finish available.  Some have worked well and some have failed miserably.  The challenges are: 1. To find a finish solution that is easy to apply, readily available and reasonably priced 2. Safe to the user – the […]

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05 / 09 2017

With careful planning, your new timber frame home design will reflect the way you want to live. We’ve listed some areas below that will help you think through your “must-haves” as well as what you desire in a home. Think about how you’d like the home to feel. Talk about your lifestyle, how you like […]

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05 / 09 2017

Throughout the past three decades of this ongoing timber frame revival, timber framers have tried just about every finish available. Some have worked well and some have failed miserably. The challenges are: finding a finish solution that is easy to apply, readily available and reasonably priced user, environment, and occupant safety durability and ease of […]

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05 / 09 2017

The timber framing revival began in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  A few folks, principally in New England, noticed that there were sound buildings in their communities that were nearing 4 centuries of age.  In comparing these timber frame buildings to modern construction they realized that the skill required in design and construction was […]

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05 / 09 2017

Timber framing has been practiced and refined for more than 1000 years now and in many different cultures. In each culture the wood species traditionally employed would have been the strongest, largest, and most abundant species available. The Great Halls of England are timber framed using English oak. Colonial America saw use of Eastern white […]

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