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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 […]

Close up of the steel compression ring and timbers in the Octagon Timber Frame in the Chapel for Holy Apostles Church

Scrolls, Finials, & Corbels

By Caitlin on August 17, 2018

Every Timber Frame Vermont Timber Works builds is a completely custom creation. This allows our clients to make sure that they get exactly what they’ve been picturing. Today I’d like to talk about some decorative accents you can incorporate into your frame that can help you further customize your timber […]

Exterior of the off the grid timber frame Barn style home in Sandwich NH

The Log Cabin, Post and Beam, and Timber Frame Home: What’s the Difference?

By Caitlin on May 31, 2018

Today I thought it would be helpful to look at some of the similarities and differences between Timber Frame Homes, Log Cabin Homes, and Post and Beam Homes. There seems to be some confusion as to how to define each, and whether it’s a difference of style, design, or construction. […]

Barn Kits vs. Timber Frame Package: What is the difference and which is best for your project?

Barn Kit vs. Timber Frame Package

By Caitlin on May 18, 2018

Sometimes when new clients call us about a potential project they have questions about Barn Kits, if we provide them, and how our services compare to companies that sell kits. In this post I wanted to go over in very general terms, what a barn kit provides (generally, because every […]

Timber Frames For Horse Lovers

Timber Frames For Horse Lovers

By Margaux Friant on May 17, 2016

These barns may make you feel some type of way. They may make you think of the smell of hay bails, sweet feed, and horses. At least they make me think of those things. They were built for horse lovers, and if you’re interested in horse barn timber frames, then […]

5 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want To Go Outside

5 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want To Go Outside

By Margaux Friant on May 10, 2016

It wasn’t much of a winter, but even so, the sunshine and the warm weather feel good. Here in VT, the flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping. Summer is on the way. So to celebrate, here are 5 beautiful outdoor timber frames. 1. Cidery Timber Frame […]

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 […]

Bonin Architect Timber Frame Home Design

Constructing A Home

By Sandy Connolly on May 12, 2015

This post covers some of the decisions a client makes when they decide to build a timber frame home. One of the first decisions that needs to get made is whether the client wants help from a Construction Management Company or to take on the project for themselves. In this […]

Rafter Scrolls on a timber framed boat house

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Boat House

By Derek Folsom on May 01, 2015

One of my favorite parts of living in Vermont now, and New Hampshire growing up, are all of the lakes that we get to enjoy. You can throw a rock in any direction and find a body of water that I would love to spend the day fishing, kayaking, tubing, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Truss Assembly

Timber Framing in Central America

By Mike McLaine on October 01, 2013

We were recently contracted to design the timber frame for a resort in Central America.  The project was fairly complex due to the building’s proximity to the ocean, the area’s seismic activity, and the function of the building.  The design, with hipped trusses, also added to the complexity of the […]

Timber Details In An Adirondack Style Home

Timber Details In An Adirondack Style Home

By Sandy Connolly on September 20, 2013

 This Adirondack style home is located on Lake Sunapee. The timber frame for this home has unique and subtle details. Ready? Let’s take a look inside.  What caught my eye first are the center posts, because they frame in the kitchen space.  On the post closest, you can see how […]

View from the back side

Award Winning Post and Beam Home

By Sandy Connolly on September 18, 2013

Let’s take a look at a residential new construction project that is like no other. We worked with Bonin Architects on this timber frame. In 2013 this home won a People’s Choice Award from the New Hampshire AIA for Bonin’s design! The contrast between the douglas fir timber, the stone work […]

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