Saint Catherine

Douglas Fir Scissor Trusses

St. Catherine’s Parish is in Westford, MA. Vermont Timber Works worked with St. Catherine’s to expand their existing church. We provided new trusses that span just over 37 feet.

We also worked with Design Partnership Architects, Inc. and commercial contractor G. Greene Construction 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 these church trusses, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!

Have a Question?


The new trusses were designed to match existing trusses above the alter. They are douglas fir with a scissor truss design and finished with a dark stain.

Timber Ceiling Truss Corbel

The Original Sanctuary.

Scissor Truss Detail

Heavy Timber Scissor Trusses


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.

Bookmark and Share
Vermont Timber Works