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Build a Home You Love

Vermont Timber Works can help you build your dream home or enhance your current home, entryway or patio with beautiful natural wood timbers. Rest assured, no matter where you live, we will be able to deliver and assemble a stunning Timber Frame for your Home.

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Everything we do is custom, allowing our customers to incorporate a vast range of ideas into their Timber Frame Home designs.

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The Process

We make the process of designing your timber frame home simple and collaborative, working with you from concept, to design, to installation. Bring your ideas and inspiration, and together we will create an exquisite, bold custom timber frame that meets your specific aesthetic tastes and practical needs.

We can begin working with you on your custom Timber Frame home no matter where you are in the design process. However you imagine your timber frame home, whether you are looking for a mountain lodge, a country cottage, or a lake house, Vermont Timber Works will design your Timber Frame home to your exact specifications. The home featured on this page was designed by Bonin Architects.

After we have discussed the concept for your timber frame home, we will begin the design process by drawing preliminary pencil sketches for review and pricing. Then we will create a 3D model of the building, our engineers will go over the plans to ensure structural stability, and we will share this with you for final approval. Once we have your approval, we will create detailed 2D shop drawings.

After a timber order is placed, raw beams are sent to us from the sawmill. Parts are selected, laid out and cut by hand. The peg holes are drilled, and each timber is individually marked according to its exact location in the frame. After being cut to size and specification, all the beams are sanded smooth. Then a stain or urethane is applied to all faces and cuts.

Raising a home is one of the most fun parts of the project. It is accomplished much like the old-time barn raisings. Check out the video links of past raisings. The beams are assembled into “bents” (cross sections of the home) on the ground and lifted into place with a crane. Connectors and purlins are swung into place and a tree is nailed to the ridge beam in celebration.

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