Cornwall Library

White Washed Hemlock Frame

This library is in Cornwall, Connecticut. Vermont Timber Works constructed a heavy timber frame with white washed hemlock beams for the library.

We worked with The Casle Corp., and Amsler Woodhouse Maclean Architects on this custom post & beam project.

All of our frames are handcrafted to meet exact project requirements, and we enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details – from design to finish – are just right.

If you like this timber frame, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!

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The completed frame shows off decisions that were made early in the process, like the joinery style and the truss style. This timber frame features traditional wood joints that are reinforced with hidden steel. The hemlock trusses have a king post design.

Timber Framed Library

Library Theater with King Post Trusses

View Looking at Timbers Down Main Hall

Timber Frame Library

Cornwall Library Exterior

Post & Beam Braces at Library Entry

Post & Beam Braces

Timber Brackets on Library Entry

Timber Brackets for the Library Entry

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The timber frame design process involves a series of sketches and review with the client and their architect — including a 3D model of the frame — until there is an approved final design. With the final design, detailed 2D shop drawings are created and used to fabricate the frame.

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