Framing Styles

"Bents" for Timber Frames

How to Make a Timber Frame

Timber frame or “post and beam” structures can take many forms, depending on whether it’s a home, barn, church, public structure or business, along with the nature of its intended use. They start with a basic “bent” (a timber frame, which is the cross section of a building) with other structural components added in order to make specific forms, such as a saltbox style, a farm house, fancy barn, two-story colonial or a hammer beam cape.

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Simple Beams vs Complex Beauty

There is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to the overall footprint, exterior profile and interior complexity of a timber frame building. Bents can be made bigger or smaller and roof pitches raised or lowered, altering the height and girth of a structure. Shed and gable dormers, fancy curved braces, finials, hips or valleys can be added to add detailing, character and references to a particular historical genre. Because we are a custom shop, we work closely with our clients in order to meet individual aesthetic styles and practical needs, coming up with frame designs that are unique, interesting, beautiful and perfectly suited to each owner.

Customer Service

Take a look at the broad range of framing styles on this page and give our friendly customer service team a call. We are here to help you design the ideal timber frame for you, with competitive pricing, a collaborative process and attention to every detail throughout. And once your specific design has been created, you will be able to review a 3D, rotating computer generated model prior to fabrication in order to see exactly how your timber frame building will look, including the location of all posts, beams and braces.

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