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Custom Timber Frame Design: Pool House

By Margaux Friant on February 15, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Stained Wood for Robinson Residence

Custom Timber Frame Design: Louisiana Home

By Margaux Friant on February 08, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Exterior of Traditional Oak Bank Barn

Custom Timber Frame Design: Oak Barn

By Margaux Friant on February 01, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Interior of the ceiling of the Hamanasi Resort and Hotel in Belize

Custom Timber Frame Design: Tropical Hotel

By Margaux Friant on January 25, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Traditional Barn in NY. Walt Whitman style barn.

Custom Timber Frame Design: Simple Barn

By Margaux Friant on January 18, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

By Sandy Connolly on December 21, 2015

Does your workplace decorate for the holidays? We do, it’s fun to be festive! Rick brings in a tree from the Chester Fire Dept., (supporting a great cause). Trimming the tree credit goes to Sue and Derek this year. Great job you guys. Wait a minute, where’s the star? Oh right, […]

Fall foliage

October in Vermont

By Sandy Connolly on October 25, 2015

October in Vermont is all about peak foliage, apple picking, cooler temps, parties and getting ready for winter. Who agrees? This time of year is a great time to visit our beautiful state! Peak Foliage It’s hard to know what to expect for weather – this October has been quite […]

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Amusement Park Timber Framing

By Derek Folsom on August 13, 2015

If you’ve visited Six Flags in New Jersey in the past couple of years, you probably haven’t had enough time to admire the phenomenal timbers that are located at the Camp Adventura load platform, or the store, or the Safari Station.  It’s okay if you were distracted. I understand it’s […]

Post and Beam Joinery on a Timber Storage Shed

Timber Framing vs. Post and Beam Construction

By Derek Folsom on July 23, 2015

Timber Framing vs Post and Beam Construction Something that is commonly confused is the difference between timber framing and post and beam construction.   The major difference, really the only difference, is the type of joinery that is used.  A timber framed building uses traditional joinery, like mortise and tenon, […]

Power tools used for timber framing or post and beam construction

Tools of the Timber Trade: The Wire Wheel

By Derek Folsom on July 08, 2015

To finish the Tools of the Timber Trade series, I would like to visit one of the unsung heroes of timber fabrication, the Wire Wheel and Angled Grinder. Every tool that we have visited in the past couple of weeks is used to make the traditional joints that we cut […]

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