Custom Timber Frame Design: Tropical Hotel
Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and Sue, our sales reps, are skilled at working with clients throughout the entire process. This series of posts is going to cover, on a high level, design decisions that were made for 6 different custom timber frames. Check out more Custom Timber Frame Design posts here! This week’s post is for a tropical hotel in Belize.
- Site Location
- Wood Species
- Timber Texture
- Frame Style
Santa Maria timber is native to Belize. It has pink and red tones, and for this project, was stained to have a deep, dark wood color.
Sanded Four Sides (S4S) / Planed Smooth
The timber is planed smooth, which means all four side of the timber were sanded so it’s smooth to touch.
The trusses are modified hammer beams that are reinforced with steel tie rods. Hammer beam trusses are a popular design because they allow for high, open ceilings.
The completed frame has hammer beam trusses made out of santa maria timber that are planed smooth.
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