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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 […]

Children Visit from St. Michael's

Students From St. Michael’s School Tour Our Timber Shop

By Margaux Friant on January 02, 2017

Students From St. Michael’s School Tour Our Timber Shop We recently teamed up with St. Michael’s school in CT to build a church timber frame. The frame is going to replace one that was originally built in 1861 that had an addition added to it in 1867. Unfortunately, the original […]

Bonin Architect Timber Frame Home Design

Constructing A Home

By Sandy Connolly on May 12, 2015

This post covers some of the decisions a client makes when they decide to build a timber frame home. One of the first decisions that needs to get made is whether the client wants help from a Construction Management Company or to take on the project for themselves. In this […]

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Reclaimed Oak Timbers

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Reclaimed Oak Timbers

By Derek Folsom on May 07, 2015

As we continue our journey through the timber frame process, we will touch on several different projects, designs, specifications and materials.  This time we will be focusing on the essence of timber framing, the timber.  There are so many different qualifications of the timbers we use, the species: Douglas Fir, […]

Rafter Scrolls on a timber framed boat house

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Boat House

By Derek Folsom on May 01, 2015

One of my favorite parts of living in Vermont now, and New Hampshire growing up, are all of the lakes that we get to enjoy. You can throw a rock in any direction and find a body of water that I would love to spend the day fishing, kayaking, tubing, […]

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: St. Andrew's Church

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: St. Andrew’s Church

By Derek Folsom on April 24, 2015

Over the next several weeks I’ll be taking you through the timber framing process from start to finish, the way that Vermont Timber Works does it.  These blogs should help give an idea of what goes into the design, materials, engineering, fabrication, and erection.  I’m starting the series with St. […]

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 […]

Arched Brace

Martha’s Vineyard Timber Frame Home

By Mike McLaine on September 24, 2014

We recently installed a timber frame residence on Martha’s Vineyard, MA.  The building began as a few sketches from the client, and eventually became a reality. These drawings and sketches helped us visualize the space and put some ideas together for the client.  We use a really nice software program […]

Decorative Timber Frame Trusses in the restaurant in a golf club in south river

The Timber Framing Process

By Mike McLaine on June 18, 2014

The end product of timber framing is what everyone knows and loves:  the warmth of the wood, the details in the joinery, the stain, the massive beams overhead: What happens before the finished product is where we at Vermont Timber Works come in.  The idea for your timber frame may […]

Wiedie Horse Barn exterior

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 […]

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 […]

Interior Kitchen and Living room of a Barn Style home in NH

4 Steps to Take After Deciding To Build A Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on February 07, 2014

Fabulous!  Let’s get this party started… 1st.  Assuming you have already purchased land, it is helpful to get a site review.  You’ll also want to decide where to set your home. That means thinking about fun things like where the sun is going to hit in the morning and which […]

Timbers being delivered

Raising A Timber Frame

By Sandy Connolly on November 29, 2013

Once timbers have been cut, applied with finish, organized, and packaged up, it’s time to ship them! Where’s the truck? Has anyone heard from Gordon?  I’ll call him, let’s get these hemlock timbers loaded and get this show on the road. Now the real fun begins!  If you haven’t witnessed […]

Raising a Post & Beam Barn

Construction of a Timber Frame

By Mike McLaine on May 20, 2013

Spring is finally here in New England!  Daffodils are blooming, tulips are smiling at us, and allergies abound.  Now is a great time to be thinking about building that timber frame you’ve been dreaming of.  Here at Vermont Timber Works  we will walk you through the steps of construction, one […]

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