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Whitewashed Scrolls on a Timber Frame Pergola

Unique Timber Projects

By Sandy Connolly on November 03, 2014

When you think of a timber frame structure, do you visualize a home?  A barn? How about a ski lodge?  At Vermont Timber Works, we pride ourselves in offering timber frame structures like these, among others. In this post, I’m going to show you examples of different Vermont Timber Works frames, […]

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 […]

Timber Frame kitchen with exposed beams in Adams, MA. Devine Residence kitchen.

Decorative Timbers

By Sandy Connolly on October 15, 2014

Decorative timbers added to a conventionally framed home can look amazing! Here are a few examples. Enjoy! Above, are double bottom chords with webs that die into the ceiling. The timbers are reclaimed from Trestlewood, and were also used on the stairs, stringers and the treads in the home. The decorative ceiling […]

Large post and beam frame with ceiling beams in Wakefield, NH

Lakeside Timber Framing

By Mike McLaine on October 10, 2014

We recently erected a timber frame on a beautiful New Hampshire lake for a home completed by Dugas Builders, LLC of Brookfield, NH, the GC on the project. The shop drawings clearly show what we are going to build: Check out the cool roof complexity on this plan view: When […]

Douglas fir Beams

Modern Timber Kitchen

By Mike McLaine on October 03, 2014

We recently shipped some Douglas fir beams to a client in NJ for his kitchen project. The timbers are a Select Structural grade and a Free of Heart Center (FOHC) cut, with the beautiful grain and natural strength inherent in Douglas fir. I love the clean lines and very modern […]

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 […]

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 industry, timber means “heavy timber” and heavy timbers are wood beams that are larger than 3″. Although, we don’t typically see beams smaller than a 6x. Did you know that […]

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 […]

Vermont Foliage Pictures

Vermont Foliage Pictures

By Sandy Connolly on September 21, 2014

Recently I found an incredible resource for “Vermont” photos and since foliage is arriving (quickly), I had to share them. Let’s celebrate our beautiful Autumn Season! All of these photos and many more can be found on the Very Vermont Community Page. Something about the elevation, the horses and the blue sky […]

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