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Complex joinery in a timber frame workout room made from rough sawn white pine

Knots In A Timber Frame

By Sue Baldwin on February 04, 2015

Knots in a timber frame – yes or no? What do you think of the natural knots that embellish this frame? Do you think they enhance the look of the timber, or would you cover them up if you could? Often here, at VTW, we get requests for “paint grade […]

Fall foliage

Giving Thanks Vermont Timber Works Style….

By Sue Baldwin on November 25, 2014

There are many things to be thankful for here at VTW.  Some of those would include being thankful that Tom survived Mail Merge without having a stroke.  Good to see you’re still around, Tom.  We were starting to worry.  We are ever so grateful that the fresh load of pressure […]

Pool Timber Frames

Pool Timber Frames

By Sue Baldwin on October 02, 2014

Yes. That’s right! A Timber Pool whatever you like. This year, pools seemed to be a theme at VTW.  We built a few pool pavilions, and even a pool house.  Other past projects have included complete indoor swimming pool enclosures. Just this week, our crew, or some of them, left […]

All Season Timber Frame Construction

All Season Timber Frame Construction

By Sue Baldwin on October 02, 2014

  Today we welcome the 3rd new season this year.  Fall. Leaves are changing, the sun is starting to close up shop earlier in the day and the sky is an unmistakeable shade of autumn blue. The smell of pumpkin spice fills every bakery and coffee shop, and the crisp […]

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Timber Framing for Dummies

By Sue Baldwin on May 15, 2014

Before I started selling timber frames, I wouldn’t have known where, or how to approach the subject of wanting to build this type of structure.  I’d seen all kinds of timber framed buildings, and had always loved the look, but had no idea how the process worked .  I had […]

Exposed Beams in Von Trapp Family Lodge

“Summer Beams”

By Sue Baldwin on May 15, 2014

What is the proper definition of a Summer Beam? a.  A ray of light coming from the sky on a sunny day b.  A timber beam harvested in the summer months c. A large horizontal timber used as a load bearing beam If you guessed “b”, you are absolutely incorrect!  […]

The Timber Process For Out of State Projects

The Timber Process For Out of State Projects

By Sue Baldwin on April 10, 2014

When you hear the name “Vermont Timber Works”, what comes to mind first? Do you picture a small rural company on a pothole riddled road, nestled in a tight knit community in south central Vermont?  If so, you are not too far off in your thinking. However, this small company […]

Timber Frame Fabrication Mortiser in work shop

Shout-Out To The VTW Crew!

By Sue Baldwin on November 14, 2013

One thing I admire about the crew I work with at Vermont Timber Works is the way they pay attention to the smallest details. Everyone here does their job with exceptional pride and care.  In this field, there is no room for error, and we are dedicated to making sure we […]

Steel Gusset Plate Detail and Glulam Beams in the 57 State Street Restaurant

What Light Through Yonder Timber Frame Breaks?

By Sue Baldwin on November 08, 2013

It is the east, and Vermont Timber Works is the sun! Ok, so not really, but you have to admit, sun shining through beams is pretty poetic. There is nothing more beautiful than entering a room with custom crafted timber beams adorning the walls and ceiling, and standing in the […]

Complex joinery in a timber frame workout room made from rough sawn white pine

The Aging Process Of Timber

By Sue Baldwin on October 17, 2013

When you purchase a new timber structure and all of the beams finally go into place, the finished product is so beautiful that you can’t stop admiring it.  Every piece of timber seems so perfect, with the exception of a few knots, which give it character, or some different shading […]

Timber Frame Oak Pergola

Timber…I’m Falling in Love!

By Sue Baldwin on August 05, 2013

Have you ever walked into a building so beautiful it was love at first site? That’s what tends to happen when you enter the Southern Vermont Welcome Center on Interstate 91, or the Spruce Peak Lodge in Stowe, VT. At Vermont Timber Works, we are the Cupids of Craftsmen. Once we get your attention, you will fall […]

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