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Applying Timber Finish

Our Favorite Wood Stains at VTW

By Caitlin on August 31, 2018

  There are many important choices to make when considering the details of your timber frame  including, wood species, wood […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Rough Sawn Hemlock Timber Frame Horse Barn in South Carolina

Barn Kit vs. Timber Frame Package

By Caitlin on May 18, 2018

Sometimes when new clients call us about a potential project they have questions about Barn Kits, if we provide them, […]

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The Difference Between Building a Timber Framed Home and a Conventionally Framed Home

The Difference Between Building a Timber Framed Home and a Conventionally Framed Home

By Caitlin on May 11, 2018

Most people who are interested in building a custom home are already somewhat well-versed in the building process and what […]

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How Much Does A Timber Frame Cost?

How Much Does A Timber Frame Cost?

By Caitlin on May 03, 2018

People ask us this question more than any other, and we thought it’d be helpful to address the question of […]

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The Woodmont Liquor Store in Londonderry, NH has a Heavy Timber Entryway with black steel galvanized plates built by Vermont Timber Works.

Commonly Asked Questions At Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on April 19, 2018

Today I thought it might be helpful to answer some of the more common questions we get at Vermont Timber […]

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Walt Whitman Timber Frame Barn

Springtime at Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on April 05, 2018

It might not feel like it’s exactly springtime here in Vermont, but whether you notice it or not, the days […]

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Timber Frame Barn built with Eastern Hemlock

Timber Framing With A Vermont Business

By Margaux Friant on March 29, 2018

Vermont Timber Works, as the name implies, is a Vermont based business. It was founded in Vermont in 1987 and […]

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Exterior of the Vermont Welcome Center built in a classic barn style

Looking Back at a Few of Our Favorite Local Projects

By Caitlin on March 22, 2018

While Vermont Timber Works enjoys being able to build Timber Frames all over the country (and sometimes internationally!), there’s something […]

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Weathered, antique looking Timber Frame Barn

Weathered Beams

By Caitlin on March 15, 2018

Today we’ll take a more in-depth look at weathered beams, the process, the look, and some examples. Weathering is an […]

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Traditional Joinery, Mortise and Tenon

What Wood Species Should I Build With?

By Caitlin on March 01, 2018

When you start to plan your Timber Frame project, one of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is what […]

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Oak Timber Frame with Steel Tie Rods in Traditional Rich Barn

Timber Checking

By Caitlin on February 22, 2018

Wood is a natural material prone to change and variation. Like people, no two trees are exactly the same, and […]

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Solar Array Panels that Power The VTW Workshop

Solar Power at Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on January 11, 2018

Did you know that since 2015 our shop has been powered completely by solar energy? In October 2014, we began […]

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Trusses inside the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY

Basic Truss Styles

By Caitlin on January 05, 2018

The Truss is the heart of the timber frame and is functional as well as decorative. Our clients can choose […]

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Principle Purlin with Rafters & Tie

Traditional Joints Used in Timber Framing

By Caitlin on December 14, 2017

  In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the Traditional Joinery Methods we use for our […]

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St. Michael's Church Timber Frame

Honoring The Timber Framing Tradition

By Caitlin on November 28, 2017

Today we’re going to talk about why Vermont Timber Works stays true to the traditional way of creating Timber Frames, […]

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Preparing For Winter: Insulating & Weatherizing Your Timber Frame Home

Preparing For Winter: Insulating & Weatherizing Your Timber Frame Home

By Caitlin on November 14, 2017

The winters in Vermont can be harsh. So Vermont Timber Works understands how important proper and efficient insulation is. Today […]

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Timber Beams & Ceiling Trusses

Glulam vs. Solid Beams: Which Is Best For Your Project?

By Caitlin on November 07, 2017

Customers often ask us about using Glulam in their building projects and want to know how this material differs from […]

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The Fairbanks House

5 Timber Frame Structures That Are Haunted!

By Caitlin on October 31, 2017

In honor of Halloween, today Vermont Timber Works takes a look at 5 Timber Frame Structures from around the world […]

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

Open Concept Living: Why Great Rooms Are So Great!

By Caitlin on October 25, 2017

Within the last ten years, the idea of the open concept floor plan has come to reign supreme in home […]

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5 Details That Make Your Timber Frame Home Unique!

5 Details That Make Your Timber Frame Home Unique!

By Caitlin on October 18, 2017

Ideas and Inspiration for designing and decorating your custom Timber Frame Home!     Windows Windows are the eyes of […]

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Rot in heavy timber columns, what causes it and how to prevent it

Rot in Heavy Timber Columns

By Doug Friant on April 12, 2017

                        This heavy timber column looks terrific after 20 […]

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