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White Washed Hemlock Beams in the Cornwall Library in CT

Back to School with Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on August 24, 2018

Lately, in the morning and evening there’s been a noticable chill in the air, which is an unmistakable mark of the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall. And of course, that means we’ve now entered the back-to-school season as well. So today, I thought we’d take a […]

Exterior beams with stone post bases on the porch of the Night Pasture Farm in Chelsea, VT

Rot in Heavy Timber Columns

By Doug Friant on April 12, 2017

    This heavy timber column looks terrific after 20 years of use, but there is a serious design problem with the stone surround. The column base is actually a stone veneer built on plywood and sealed at the top. Water was able to seep into the buildup, even after […]

5 Cozy Timber Lodges

5 Cozy Timber Lodges

By Margaux Friant on January 26, 2017

It’s been a pretty mild winter, but there’s bound to be another snow storm soon and this post is for when it comes. Sometimes the best way to appreciate the cold weather is somewhere inside, with big comfy couches and a warm-feeling place to lounge. So, in preparation for the […]

Timber Frame with steel plates in the educational coastal conservation center in New Hampshire

Public Timber Frames You Can Visit In New England

By Margaux Friant on August 19, 2016

Public Timber Frames You Can Visit In New England We often have people ask if they can see one of our timber frames in person. Our answer to that is absolutely! There are Vermont Timber Works timber frames scattered throughout the country and we’ve worked with great people over the […]

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 […]

Timbers and Stonework

Timbers and Stonework

By Sandy Connolly on June 02, 2015

This post covers different ways stone can be incorporated into a timber frame design. First, imagine a fabulous stonework foundation facade that is also incorporated into the post base design. Can you picture it? Viola! The masonry stonework doesn’t actually support the timber posts, but the design makes it look like […]

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 […]

Fabricating Beams for a Custom Timber Frame

Hand Crafted Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on September 01, 2014

Vermont Timber Works began focusing on the timber frame specifically in 2000.  Before that Dan Kelleher and Doug Friant were known as “Friant and Kelleher Builders, Inc.” They designed and constructed houses from start to finish. The business did 2x framing as well as timber framing. The decision to specialize […]

Sundial ski Lodge

Design/Build vs. Technical/Complex Construction

By Sandy Connolly on August 11, 2014

Design/Build Construction Design it, build it, done! If it were only that easy. Actually, sometimes it is. Design / Build is a wonderful choice for construction, and at Vermont Timber Works, we excel at it. Let’s check out a residential, design/build timber frame! The Adirondack style home, pictured below, was […]

Steel Gusset Plate Detail and Glulam Beams in the 57 State Street Restaurant

Laminated Timber

By Sandy Connolly on July 14, 2014

Laminated? Glue what? But why? Well, let us tell you about laminated timbers. Natural timber can almost always be used in typical residential timber framing. There are wood species available in the sizes needed to pass engineering codes and to get the preferred look. Commercial timber framing with large clear […]

Timber Post and Beam Porte Cochere

Girder Truss Applications

By Sandy Connolly on November 27, 2013

In this post we wanted to talk a little bit more about the Girder Truss, when it’s typically used and what it can be designed for. Girder Trusses have a long, straight design. Primarily, the role of a girder truss is to support other structural elements in the Timber frame, […]

Post and trusses with steel joinery in the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Timber Frame for the Teddy Bear Factory

By Sandy Connolly on November 23, 2013

Although Thanksgiving is just around the corner, many of us are already planning for the Christmas Holiday.  Have you started your shopping yet?  If you are in the Shelburne, VT area, we recommend a visit to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory. You can check out our timber framing and do […]

Post & Beam Progress at Jay Peak Resort

Post & Beam Progress at Jay Peak Resort

By Sandy Connolly on October 01, 2013

The timber frame structures for Jay Peak Resort are coming along! We are very happy to be doing commercial timber frame work in the North Country. Thank you DEW Construction for choosing us once again. The ticket counter features douglas fir timber rafters with bracing for roof support. Below, is […]

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