Grove City College

Student Center Frame

Arched Timber Frame

Grove City College is in Pennsylvania. Vermont Timber Works constructed a timber frame for their Student Activities Center.

We worked with Hammond ConstructionEngineering Ventures and The Ballinger Company on this 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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This timber frame incorporates both traditional joinery and some steel connections. It was constructed using douglas fir timber and glue laminated arched beams.

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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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