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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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