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Posts categorized as Wood Information

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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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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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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Checking in Curved Braces

Checking in Curved Braces

By Nathalie Belleau on May 07, 2015

Often our clients like the look of arched braces, and we like them too. Adding curves can add elegance and […]

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Knots In A Timber Frame

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 […]

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Heavy Timber

Heavy Timber

By Sandy Connolly on September 30, 2014

In the building industry, the word timber alone can mean wood used for dimensional 2″ x 4″ framing. In our […]

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DF Tie Beam

Douglas fir–a versatile species

By Mike McLaine on September 19, 2014

Here at Vermont Timber Works we pride ourselves in being able to use any species of wood that is commercially […]

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