It wasn’t much of a winter, but even so, the sunshine and the warm weather feel good. Here in VT, the flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping. Summer is on the way. So to celebrate, here are 5 beautiful outdoor timber frames.
1. Cidery Timber Frame
This first one is for a cidery in upstate New York. The frame was fabricated using douglas fir. It has very cool joints with mortise and tenon cuts that are reinforced with bolts. Also, how awesome does that outdoor seating look? I could drink a beer there.
Learn More About This Project: Cidery Timber Frame
2. State Park Pergola
This pergola is also in New York. We constructed it for Lake Taghkanik State Park. The timber is douglas fir that is finished with a natural urethane stain. The frame forms a 150 degree arc. The curved beams are glu-laminated, which means thin layers of timber were glued together to form the beams into their curved shapes.
Learn More About This Project: Lake Taghkanik State Park
3. Residential Pool Pavilion
This timber frame is also in New York. The owners are landscape architects, as you may be able to tell by their beautiful pool and garden. The frame has a greek motif with beautiful columns. The owners planted vines to grow up the columns. The timber is weathered and rough sawn.
Learn More About This Project: McCarthy Pergola
Guess where this one is? Nope. It’s in Illinois 🙂 for Citizen’s Park. It’s used for concerts and stage gatherings. The timber is planed smooth douglas fir.
Learn More About This Project: Citizen’s Park
5. Wrap-Around Porch
Last, but not least, is a wrap-around porch for a beautiful home in Vermont. The frame has canted posts with tricky compound joinery and rafter connections. The timber is planed and chamfered douglas fir. The picture is even staged with wine and cheese on the table. If that doesn’t make you want to go sit outside, then I don’t know what will.
Learn More About This Project: Night Pasture Farm