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Complex joinery in a timber frame workout room made from rough sawn white pine

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 frame? Do you think they enhance the look of the timber, or would you cover them up if you could? Often here, at VTW, we get requests for “paint grade […]

Exterior shot of timber frame

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#8

By Mike McLaine on February 03, 2015

It’s been a while since my last blog, but continuing on with the countdown we have arrived at the #8 coolest timber frame by Vermont Timber Works–the Dining Hall at Deer Lake Scout Reservation in Killingworth, Connecticut. Check out the rest of The Top 10 Coolest Timber Frames (According To […]

Badger Balm Facility

Timber Frames In The Snow

By Sandy Connolly on February 02, 2015

It’s time to celebrate the winter season in beautiful Vermont! Us Vermonter’s typically don’t complain about the snow. We enjoy it. Who’s with me? I heard the Trapp Family Lodge, pictured above, received the perfect amount of snow – nice! My bet is the folks at the Stowe Mountain Resort were also […]

Camp Hayden Dining Hall

Steel Joinery For The Fresh Air Fund Timber Frame

By Sandy Connolly on January 20, 2015

What do you imagine when a timber frame with steel joinery is proposed? Sometimes we use steel joinery because the engineering requires it. Sometimes we use steel joinery for the look. Other times, we use steel joinery for both the engineering and the look. If you know that exposed steel […]

Traditionally Crafted Timber Frames

Traditionally Crafted Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on January 07, 2015

Traditional timber framing is our specialty, and it’s not something all framing companies offer. The men and the women in our shop hand craft every single timber for the frames we raise. If it were just about saving time, we could get a CNC machine. CNC machines can cut simple […]

Custom Timber Frame Home

Custom Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on December 19, 2014

We build custom timber frame homes that suit the needs of our clients. It’s our speciality. Let’s take a look at an example! The client (let’s call him Todd) wanted a unique timber frame home where he could host parties, brew beer, and have a place to park his cars. […]

Fall foliage

Giving Thanks Vermont Timber Works Style….

By Sue Baldwin on November 25, 2014

There are many things to be thankful for here at VTW.  Some of those would include being thankful that Tom survived Mail Merge without having a stroke.  Good to see you’re still around, Tom.  We were starting to worry.  We are ever so grateful that the fresh load of pressure […]

Fall foliage

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Sandy Connolly on November 24, 2014

It’s good to be thankful for all the wonderful things around you year round, but this time of year, especially, it’s fun to focus on specifics. So here are some things we’re thankful for at Vermont Timber Works! Pretty Landscaping & Flower Beds Once we start the pellet stove, we’ll […]

Entry Truss

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#9

By Mike McLaine on November 21, 2014

Proceeding a little bit to the North and East from Kerhonkson, NY (where we built the McCarthy Pergola) you end up in the little village of Adams, MA.  We built some trusses for a private residence for what (in my humble opinion) is the 9th coolest timber frame by Vermont […]

Exterior of the Minocqua Residence that features arched king trusses, cathedral ceilings and windows.

Residential Construction Methods

By Sandy Connolly on November 09, 2014

This post is going to cover five construction methods common in the New England area: Light Wood Framing, Modular/PreFab, SIPS, and Timber Framing Light Wood Framing Light wood framing, or conventional framing, is the most common construction method. A lot of conventional framing options can be budget friendly, or not, depending on […]

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