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The Pole Barn vs The Timber Frame Barn

The Pole Barn vs The Timber Frame Barn

By Caitlin on May 29, 2019

People often call us asking for Post and Beam Barns, Pole Barns, or Timber Frame Barns, oftentimes using the terms interchangeably. While it’s understandable how people could get all the terms mixed up or think they were the same thing, today we’re going to break down the differences between the […]

Applying Timber Finish

Our Favorite Wood Stains at VTW

By Caitlin on August 31, 2018

Applying Finish Here, dark walnut Minwax stain is being applied to the chamfered edge on the timbers using a foam brush. Each beam has stain applied to all four sides and in all the pockets and joints.   There are many important choices to make when considering the details of […]

White Washed Hemlock Beams in the Cornwall Library in CT

Back to School with Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on August 24, 2018

Lately, in the morning and evening there’s been a noticable chill in the air, which is an unmistakable mark of the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall. And of course, that means we’ve now entered the back-to-school season as well. So today, I thought we’d take a […]

Close up of the steel compression ring and timbers in the Octagon Timber Frame in the Chapel for Holy Apostles Church

Scrolls, Finials, & Corbels

By Caitlin on August 17, 2018

Every Timber Frame Vermont Timber Works builds is a completely custom creation. This allows our clients to make sure that they get exactly what they’ve been picturing. Today I’d like to talk about some decorative accents you can incorporate into your frame that can help you further customize your timber […]

Timber Frame Dining Hall

Summer Camp with Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on August 03, 2018

Even though it’s early August and it’s still pretty hot out, we’re already starting to see back-to-school ads and considering the end of the summer and sending our children back to school. While summer may be winding down, it’s not over just yet! In honor of the last few weeks […]

Outdoor Timber Frame Pool House

Pool Houses by VTW

By Caitlin on July 13, 2018

I thought that since it’s been so hot this summer that we could take a look at some of the Timber Frames that VTW has fabricated for Pool Houses in the past. Take a look at each of these past projects that feature a mix of indoor and outdoor pools […]

Fabricated Timber Frame Unassembled

8 Facts About Timber Framing

By Caitlin on July 05, 2018

Timber Framing is a Very Old Building Tradition Timber Framing is an ancient building method that goes back hundreds if not thousands of years. The building method was developed as a way to build strong and secure buildings out of large pieces of wood, without metal nails, which were expensive […]

Shipping Timber Trusses

The Time Frame of a VTW Timber Frame

By Caitlin on June 21, 2018

Our clients often wonder how long the timber frame process will take, starting from the time they sign their contract to when the timber frame is delivered to their building site. Time Frame is an understandable question to have when you’re trying to coordinate with different building partners. The time […]

Shenandoah State Park Visitors Center built with Native Hemlock Timber with Traditional and Steel Joinery.

8 Parks You Should Visit This Summer

By Caitlin on June 07, 2018

Since we’re approaching the official start of summer, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of the Timber Frame structures VTW has put up in parks across the country. So look over this list and discover some parks where you can have fun outside as well […]

Exterior of the off the grid timber frame Barn style home in Sandwich NH

The Log Cabin, Post and Beam, and Timber Frame Home: What’s the Difference?

By Caitlin on May 31, 2018

Today I thought it would be helpful to look at some of the similarities and differences between Timber Frame Homes, Log Cabin Homes, and Post and Beam Homes. There seems to be some confusion as to how to define each, and whether it’s a difference of style, design, or construction. […]

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