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Barn Kits vs. Timber Frame Package: What is the difference and which is best for your project?

Barn Kit vs. Timber Frame Package

By Caitlin on May 18, 2018

Sometimes when new clients call us about a potential project they have questions about Barn Kits, if we provide them, […]

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The Difference Between a Timber Framed Home & a Conventionally Framed Home

The Difference Between Building a Timber Framed Home and a Conventionally Framed Home

By Caitlin on May 11, 2018

Most people who are interested in building a custom home are already somewhat well-versed in the building process and what […]

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How Much Does A Timber Frame Cost Blog Post

How Much Does A Timber Frame Cost?

By Caitlin on May 03, 2018

People ask us this question more than any other, and we thought it’d be helpful to address the question of […]

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Common Questions about VTW answered on our blog.

Commonly Asked Questions At Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on April 19, 2018

  Today I thought it might be helpful to answer some of the more common questions we get at Vermont […]

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Springtime at VTW. What's new this spring.

Springtime at Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on April 05, 2018

It might not feel like it’s exactly springtime here in Vermont, but whether you notice it or not, the days […]

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Timber Framing with a Vermont Business on the Vermont Timber Works Blog.

Timber Framing With A Vermont Business

By Margaux Friant on March 29, 2018

Vermont Timber Works, as the name implies, is a Vermont based business. It was founded in Vermont in 1987 and […]

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A look at a few of our favorite timber frame projects in Vermont

Looking Back at a Few of Our Favorite Local Projects

By Caitlin on March 22, 2018

    While Vermont Timber Works enjoys being able to build Timber Frames all over the country (and sometimes internationally!), […]

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Blog Post on building with weathered beams at Vermont Timber Works

Weathered Beams

By Caitlin on March 15, 2018

Today we’ll take a more in-depth look at weathered beams, the process, the look, and some examples. Weathering is an […]

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What Wood Species Should I Build With?

What Wood Species Should I Build With?

By Caitlin on March 01, 2018

When you start to plan your Timber Frame project, one of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is what […]

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Timber Checking in Building and Timber Framing at Vermont Timber Works

Timber Checking

By Caitlin on February 22, 2018

  Wood is a natural material prone to change and variation. Like people, no two trees are exactly the same, […]

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Using Solar Power at Vermont Timber Works

Solar Power at Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on January 11, 2018

  Did you know that since 2015 our shop has been powered completely by solar energy? In October 2014, we […]

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Basic Truss Styles Blog Post

Basic Truss Styles

By Caitlin on January 05, 2018

The Truss is the heart of the timber frame and is functional as well as decorative. Our clients can choose […]

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Steel Connections and Timber Frames Blog Post

Steel Connections and Timber Frames

By Caitlin on December 22, 2017

Today we’re going to look at how Steel is used in Timber Framing. While the traditional joinery techniques that are […]

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Traditional Joints Used in Timber Framing Blog Post

Traditional Joints Used in Timber Framing

By Caitlin on December 14, 2017

  In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the Traditional Joinery Methods we use for our […]

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Timber Framing Styles Blog Post

Timber Framing Styles

By Caitlin on December 07, 2017

Today we’re going to look at a few of the most common Timber Framing Styles that we use at Vermont […]

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Honoring the Timber Framing Tradition

Honoring The Timber Framing Tradition

By Caitlin on November 28, 2017

Today we’re going to talk about why Vermont Timber Works stays true to the traditional way of creating Timber Frames, […]

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Basic Barn Styles Blog Post

Basic Barn Styles

By Caitlin on November 21, 2017

When people come to us looking for a Timber Frame Barn, often times they aren’t fully aware of all the […]

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Preparing for Winter: Insulating & Weatherizing your timber frame home

Preparing For Winter: Insulating & Weatherizing Your Timber Frame Home

By Caitlin on November 14, 2017

The winters in Vermont can be harsh. So Vermont Timber Works understands how important proper and efficient insulation is. Today […]

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Glulam vs. Solid Beams: Which is best for your project? Blog Post

Glulam vs. Solid Beams: Which Is Best For Your Project?

By Caitlin on November 07, 2017

Customers often ask us about using Glulam in their building projects and want to know how this material differs from […]

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5 Timber Frame Structures that are Haunted Blog Post

5 Timber Frame Structures That Are Haunted!

By Caitlin on October 31, 2017

In honor of Halloween, today Vermont Timber Works takes a look at 5 Timber Frame Structures from around the world […]

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Open Concept Living: Why Great Rooms are so Great Blog Post

Open Concept Living: Why Great Rooms Are So Great!

By Caitlin on October 25, 2017

  Within the last ten years, the idea of the open concept floor plan has come to reign supreme in […]

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5 Details that make your timber frame home unique

5 Details That Make Your Timber Frame Home Unique!

By Caitlin on October 18, 2017

Ideas and Inspiration for designing and decorating your custom Timber Frame Home!     Windows Windows are the eyes of […]

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Constructing A Home

Constructing A Home

By Sandy Connolly on May 12, 2015

This post covers some of the decisions a client makes when they decide to build a timber frame home. One […]

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Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Boat House

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Boat House

By Derek Folsom on May 01, 2015

One of my favorite parts of living in Vermont now, and New Hampshire growing up, are all of the lakes […]

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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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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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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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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 Framing Terms

Timber Framing Terms

By Margaux Friant on November 19, 2013

After you admired your first Timber Frame Home or Barn, and became more interested in the craft of Timber Framing […]

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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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Truss Assembly

Timber Framing in Central America

By Mike McLaine on October 01, 2013

We were recently contracted to design the timber frame for a resort in Central America.  The project was fairly complex […]

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Porte Cochere, Great Progress

Post & Beam Progress at Jay Peak Resort

By Sandy Connolly on October 01, 2013

The timber frame structures for Jay Peak Resort are coming along! We are very happy to be doing commercial timber […]

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Welcome To The Vermont Welcome Center

Welcome To The Vermont Welcome Center

By Sandy Connolly on September 24, 2013

The Vermont Welcome Center is located in Guilford, VT off of 91. It has bathrooms, Vermont history, vending machines, and […]

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the High Winds Pergola Is Made Out of Hand Hewn White Oak

Timber…I’m Falling in Love!

By Sue Baldwin on August 05, 2013

Have you ever walked into a building so beautiful it was love at first site? That’s what tends to happen […]

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