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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

By Sandy Connolly on December 21, 2015

Does your workplace decorate for the holidays? We do, it’s fun to be festive! Rick brings in a tree from […]

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October in Vermont

October in Vermont

By Sandy Connolly on October 25, 2015

October in Vermont is all about peak foliage, apple picking, cooler temps, parties and getting ready for winter. Who agrees? […]

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Living Room View

Timbers and Stonework

By Sandy Connolly on June 02, 2015

This post covers different ways stone can be incorporated into a timber frame design. First, imagine a fabulous stonework foundation […]

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Timber Truss Designs

Timber Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on May 19, 2015

Heavy timber trusses are absolutely meant to be seen, and in many cases, they are also holding up the roof! […]

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The Solar Field

The Solar Field

By Sandy Connolly on February 09, 2015

Vermont Timber Works has taken the leap. We went solar! We filed project permits on October 17th and by December […]

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Timber Frames In The Snow

Timber Frames In The Snow

By Sandy Connolly on February 02, 2015

It’s time to celebrate the winter season in beautiful Vermont! Us Vermonter’s typically don’t complain about the snow. We enjoy it. […]

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Steel Joinery For The Fresh Air Fund Timber Frame

Steel Joinery For The Fresh Air Fund Timber Frame

By Sandy Connolly on January 20, 2015

What do you imagine when a timber frame with steel joinery is proposed? Sometimes we use steel joinery because the […]

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Traditionally Crafted Timber Frames

Traditionally Crafted Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on January 07, 2015

Traditional timber framing is our specialty, and it’s not something all framing companies offer. The men and the women in […]

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Custom Timber Frame Home

Custom Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on December 19, 2014

We build custom timber frame homes that suit the needs of our clients. It’s our speciality. Let’s take a look […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Sandy Connolly on November 24, 2014

It’s good to be thankful for all the wonderful things around you year round, but this time of year, especially, […]

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Residential Construction Methods

Residential Construction Methods

By Sandy Connolly on November 09, 2014

This post is going to cover five construction methods common in the New England area: Light Wood Framing, Modular/PreFab, SIPS, and Timber […]

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Unique Timber Projects

Unique Timber Projects

By Sandy Connolly on November 03, 2014

When you think of a timber frame structure, do you visualize a home?  A barn? How about a ski lodge?  At […]

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Decorative Timbers

Decorative Timbers

By Sandy Connolly on October 15, 2014

Decorative timbers added to a conventionally framed home can look amazing! Here are a few examples. Enjoy! Above, are double bottom […]

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Heavy Timber

Heavy Timber

By Sandy Connolly on September 30, 2014

In the building industry, the word timber alone can mean wood used for dimensional 2″ x 4″ framing. In our […]

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Vermont Foliage Pictures

Vermont Foliage Pictures

By Sandy Connolly on September 21, 2014

Recently I found an incredible resource for “Vermont” photos and since foliage is arriving (quickly), I had to share them. […]

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Chisel & Mallet

Hand Crafted Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on September 01, 2014

Vermont Timber Works began focusing on the timber frame specifically in 2000.  Before that Dan Kelleher and Doug Friant were […]

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Sundial ski Lodge

Design/Build vs. Technical/Complex Construction

By Sandy Connolly on August 11, 2014

Design/Build Construction Design it, build it, done! If it were only that easy. Actually, sometimes it is. Design / Build […]

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Jessie!

Timber Frame Engineering

By Sandy Connolly on July 21, 2014

There are endless ways to design a timber frame!  For each design, there are certain things an engineer has to […]

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Laminated Timber

Laminated Timber

By Sandy Connolly on July 14, 2014

Laminated? Glue what? But why? Well, let us tell you about laminated timbers. Natural timber can almost always be used […]

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Summertime Fun & Timber Frames in Vermont

Summertime Fun & Timber Frames in Vermont

By Sandy Connolly on June 23, 2014

Summertime in Vermont is pretty amazing! It’s not too hot (usually). There are beautiful mountains for hiking and lakes for […]

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Timber Home Living

Timber Home Living

By Sandy Connolly on June 09, 2014

Vermont Timber Works is proud to be featured in the August Issue of Timber Home Living! An open plan timber […]

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Main Timber Section UP

Hand-Crafting Frames Without A CNC Machine

By Sandy Connolly on May 11, 2014

Some timber framers use a CNC machine to cut their timbers, some do not, and some offer both hand cut […]

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timber-frame-octagon

Framing Styles

By Sandy Connolly on April 21, 2014

There are a lot of timber frame styles!  If you’re seriously considering purchasing a timber frame, it’s good to keep […]

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Loafing Shed and Hay Door

Wrought-Iron & Timber Horse Barn

By Sandy Connolly on April 07, 2014

Would you build a timber frame horse barn on your property? What if you  never planned on owning horses? I would! […]

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Timber Work In Belize

Timber Work In Belize

By Sandy Connolly on March 24, 2014

We were intrigued when the Hamanasi Resort in Belize contacted us about their timber frame project. How fun would it be […]

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The Great Room

Timber Frame Base Lodge

By Sandy Connolly on March 04, 2014

There have been so many wonderful VTW projects, and so many “great” great rooms over the years.  I’ve been looking […]

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Lake Side View / Photo by Bonin Architects

4 Steps to Take After Deciding To Build A Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on February 07, 2014

Fabulous!  Let’s get this party started… 1st.  Assuming you have already purchased land, it is helpful to get a site […]

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Historic Timber Frame

Historic and Traditional Barn Frame

By Sandy Connolly on January 26, 2014

We love working on historic projects! They are great fun and can be wonderful learning experiences.  Let’s take a look […]

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Timber Frame Boathouse

Custom Timber Frame Boathouse

By Sandy Connolly on January 13, 2014

The timber frame boathouse featured in this post is completely custom, and has some really cool details. Do you see […]

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Principal Purlins

Principal Purlins

By Sandy Connolly on December 27, 2013

Timber frames aren’t always designed to have a structural ridge carrying the load of roof rafters. In these cases, the […]

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Steel Plate with Rod Assembly

Connecting Timbers With Steel

By Sandy Connolly on December 19, 2013

Today’s post is going to be all about steel connections. Sometimes steel connections are used in timber framing to provide […]

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Timber Frame Chapel at Night

Octagon Timber Frame Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on December 16, 2013

The Chapel for the Holy Apostles is located in Cromwell, CT. The frame spans 60FT!  We are proud to have […]

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photo www.vtliving.com

Fun Winter Destinations in VT with Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on December 12, 2013

In Vermont, we are blessed with some of the best skiing and boarding, so this time of year means it’s […]

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Queen Post Truss Design

King & Queen Post Trusses

By Sandy Connolly on December 05, 2013

Hail to the King and Queen! 😉 The King Post Truss is straight forward and strong. A king post truss […]

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Timber Frame Bus Shelter

Jack, Common, & Hip Rafters

By Sandy Connolly on December 02, 2013

Why are some rafters called Jack and others just called Rafter?  Do you know?  I do 🙂 At least I […]

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King & Queen Post Trusses

Raising A Timber Frame

By Sandy Connolly on November 29, 2013

Once timbers have been cut, applied with finish, organized, and packaged up, it’s time to ship them! Where’s the truck? […]

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Spruce Camp / Ceiling Detail

Girder Truss Applications

By Sandy Connolly on November 27, 2013

Girder Trusses are required and/or chosen for all kinds of different timber framing applications. Let’s take a look at a […]

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Steel Joinery

Timber Frame for the Teddy Bear Factory

By Sandy Connolly on November 23, 2013

Although Thanksgiving is just around the corner, many of us are already planning for the Christmas Holiday.  Have you started […]

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Traditional Hammer Beam Bent

Hammer Beam Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on November 18, 2013

The traditional hammer beam truss design is open and fabulous.  However, structurally, it can be an engineering challenge, which is […]

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Tom, hiding from the camera

Blogging Team

By Sandy Connolly on November 14, 2013

As a proud member of the Vermont Timber Works blogging team, I thought I would take a moment to introduce […]

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Hand Hewing / Slick

Hewing Timbers

By Sandy Connolly on November 10, 2013

Where’s the adze and get the slick! We are going to hew some timbers.  Kellin?  There you are, let’s get […]

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Rafter Tail Detail

White Oak Pergola

By Sandy Connolly on November 06, 2013

This is a pergola with hand hewn, white oak timbers. Thank you to Jimmy Dillion from Interstate Workshop who sent us […]

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Scissor Truss Design with Purlins

Scissor Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on November 03, 2013

Scissor trusses are a great design! They are unique and add height to a space. A lot of people like […]

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Timber Framing Blue Sky

Constructing A Dining Hall With New & Reclaimed Timber

By Sandy Connolly on October 31, 2013

Sunny 95 is a dining hall in Arlington, OH. The timber frame for this project was constructed using new timber […]

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Welcome to Vermont Timber Works

Autumn & Public Timber Frames in VT

By Sandy Connolly on October 29, 2013

Listening to the weather forecast this morning, snow flurries? Really?  Yes, AND since Killington Mountain is already open for the […]

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Hand Hewn Post and Beam

Decorating A Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on October 26, 2013

You have chosen a timber frame for your new space.  Hooray!  Now let’s talk about more fun stuff, like decorating […]

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Photo by Huetis Tucker Architects

My (Sandy) Favorite Vermont Timber Works Frames

By Sandy Connolly on October 24, 2013

Let’s explore a few of my personal favorite projects, of which I have many.  This may need to become a […]

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Elegant Timber Home On The Lake

Elegant Timber Home On The Lake

By Sandy Connolly on October 21, 2013

This project we call House on the Lake. We should have called it House almost IN the Lake, it’s that […]

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A Visit to our Veterans Chapel

A Visit to our Veterans Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on October 18, 2013

My family and I recently stopped in for a quick visit at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery. They say foliage […]

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VTW T-Shirts

Hybrid Timber Framing

By Sandy Connolly on October 14, 2013

Sometimes a hybrid timber frame is exactly what a client needs to keep a project in budget. The new Badger […]

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