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Balcony overlooking the Altar in the Chapel For Holy Apostles Church

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#1

By Mike McLaine on April 03, 2015

Here is the moment you have all been awaiting:  the #1 coolest timber frame (in my estimation) that Vermont Timber Works has built:  the Chapel at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT.  This frame consists of the main chapel area (which is a 60′ clear span octagon), a […]

Exterior of the Barn Style Souther Vermont Welcome Center

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#2

By Mike McLaine on March 27, 2015

Here we are, spring has sprung, and the maple buckets are filling faster than we can empty them.  That last sentence might be a bit misleading because most maple producers use lines instead of buckets, but I’m a little old-fashioned and I still use buckets in my sugar bush.  Vermont […]

Night Pasture Farm Timber Frame House at Night

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#3

By Mike McLaine on March 20, 2015

The first day of spring has arrived!  Well at least by the calendar it has; the thermometer at my house was 14 degrees this morning, which is not exactly the warmest spring weather.  But here in Vermont we are prepared for another two months of killing frosts; we typically don’t […]

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)--#4

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#4

By Mike McLaine on March 13, 2015

Well, another week of New England winter has passed by, the clocks have sprung forward (did you remember to change the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms?), and the evenings are getting longer.  Up here in Vermont everyone is talking about how many trees they tapped, how many gallons […]

Exterior of the Badger Balm Factory in Gilsum, NH

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#5

By Mike McLaine on March 06, 2015

Up here in Vermont it has finally started to show signs of spring, subtle though those signs may be.  Town meeting has come and gone, snowbanks are melting, roofs are clearing, and the days are longer and warmer.  I have definitely accepted the fact that Vermont and the rest of […]

Trans B Bethlehem Monastery

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#6

By Mike McLaine on February 27, 2015

It is the end of another brutally cold New England week, and along with the massive amount of snow we’ve had and the frozen seas off of Nantucket I have been glad that I am in the office not too far from the pellet stove. Browsing through our library of […]

Sun rise through the barn door

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#7

By Mike McLaine on February 20, 2015

Well it’s been a couple of snowy, cold weeks in Vermont.  When I woke up on Monday it was -15 degrees.  That’s minus, i.e. below zero.  I don’t think that even registers in Kelvin or Celsius.  It was, as we like to say in Vermont, as cold as…well let’s just […]

Exterior shot of timber frame

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#8

By Mike McLaine on February 03, 2015

It’s been a while since my last blog, but continuing on with the countdown we have arrived at the #8 coolest timber frame by Vermont Timber Works–the Dining Hall at Deer Lake Scout Reservation in Killingworth, Connecticut. Check out the rest of The Top 10 Coolest Timber Frames (According To […]

Entry Truss

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#9

By Mike McLaine on November 21, 2014

Proceeding a little bit to the North and East from Kerhonkson, NY (where we built the McCarthy Pergola) you end up in the little village of Adams, MA.  We built some trusses for a private residence for what (in my humble opinion) is the 9th coolest timber frame by Vermont […]

Hemlock Outdoor Pool House Pergola. McCarthy Pool House.

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#10

By Mike McLaine on October 31, 2014

As a seasoned member of the Vermont Timber Works crew, I have seen a lot of timbers come in and out of the shop.  That gives me the gravitas needed to roll out my “Top Ten” list of the coolest timber frames, in my humble opinion of course. Check out […]

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