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How To Incorporate Steel In A Timber Frame

How To Incorporate Steel In A Timber Frame

By Margaux Friant on September 05, 2016

How To Incorporate Steel In A Timber Frame This post is for people interested in timber frames that incorporate steel. The […]

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Timber Details & Customizing A Frame

Timber Details & Customizing A Frame

By Margaux Friant on May 25, 2016

Do you ever look at a timber frame and think to yourself, “I love that one,” but you’re not fully […]

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Traditional Joinery, Mortise and Tenon

Timber Framing vs. Post and Beam Construction

By Derek Folsom on July 23, 2015

Timber Framing vs Post and Beam Construction Something that is commonly confused when it comes to timber is the difference […]

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What's a tree doing up there?

What’s a tree doing up there?

By Derek Folsom on February 09, 2015

Have you ever been driving by a construction site and thought to yourself, “Why is there a tree on top […]

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DF Tie Beam

Douglas fir–a versatile species

By Mike McLaine on September 19, 2014

Here at Vermont Timber Works we pride ourselves in being able to use any species of wood that is commercially […]

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Understanding The Basics Of Traditional Joinery

Understanding The Basics Of Traditional Joinery

By Margaux Friant on August 05, 2014

Now that I’ve written the dovetail post, it has occurred to me that I may have jumped the gun a […]

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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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The Dovetail Joint: A Traditional Timber Connection

The Dovetail Joint: A Traditional Timber Connection

By Margaux Friant on July 03, 2014

A timber frame can seem complicated, but really it’s just like a big 3 dimensional puzzle with different shaped pieces […]

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"Summer Beams"

“Summer Beams”

By Sue Baldwin on May 15, 2014

What is the proper definition of a Summer Beam? a.  A ray of light coming from the sky on a […]

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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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Stunning view of the lake!

Timber Posts

By Mike McLaine on March 06, 2014

The thing I love about timber framing is that there are so many choices when it comes to the look:  […]

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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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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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Timber Framing Terms

Timber Framing Terms

By Margaux Friant on November 19, 2013

As a new comer to the timber framing craft, I admit it’s taken me some time to become familiar with […]

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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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The Aging Process Of Timber

The Aging Process Of Timber

By Sue Baldwin on October 17, 2013

When you purchase a new timber structure and all of the beams finally go into place, the finished product is […]

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Dining Room with Exposed Beams

Rough Sawn Hemlock–the Unsung Hero of Timber Framing

By Mike McLaine on October 15, 2013

Here in New England we have a number of species of trees in our forests, which is why we have […]

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