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Applying Timber Finish

Our Favorite Wood Stains at VTW

By Caitlin on August 31, 2018

Applying Finish Here, dark walnut Minwax stain is being applied to the chamfered edge on the timbers using a foam brush. Each beam has stain applied to all four sides and in all the pockets and joints.   There are many important choices to make when considering the details of […]

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 […]

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 Details & Customizing A Frame

Timber Details & Customizing A Frame

By Margaux Friant on May 25, 2016

Do you ever look at a timber frame and think to yourself, “I love that one,” but you’re not fully sure what you love about that frame in particular? Well, that’s why I wrote this post. It lays out some of the different ways timber can be detailed to make […]

Timber Frame Trusses in Saint Patrick's Church

Timber Church Ceilings

By Margaux Friant on May 24, 2016

Some of Vermont Timber Works best projects are churches. The people in our shop love collaborating with clients to build timber trusses for cathedral ceilings. This post is going to share some of the most beautiful churches we’ve had the honor to work on over the years, and information about […]

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 […]

Hand Hewn Beams in Barn Style Home Kitchen. Jupiter Barn Kitchen

Custom Timber Frame Design: Gambrel Barn

By Margaux Friant on February 22, 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 […]

custom timber frame lake house

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 […]

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 […]

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

Timber Work In Belize

By Sandy Connolly on March 24, 2014

We were intrigued when the Hamanasi Resort in Belize contacted us about their timber frame project. How fun would it be to create a timber frame and travel down for the raising!  Can everyone say vacation? Not so fast. The local craftsman wanted to provide the timbers, cut the joinery, and […]

Fabricated Scissor Trusses with steel plates in the Workshop for Grace Episcopal Church

Scissor Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on November 03, 2013

Beautiful, interesting and often requested by our clients, the scissor truss is a complex and dynamic truss design. While definitely evoking a specific look and style, from an engineering standpoint, the Scissor Truss is not the most efficient truss style, unlike the most efficient King Post truss. So the Scissor […]

Photo by Gate Pratt of CWB Architects

Custom Timber Porch & Entry For A New England Home

By Sandy Connolly on October 10, 2013

The owners of this home in Darien, CT did a high-end remodel and added an addition. Vermont Timber Works’ role in the project was to design, cut, finish, and assemble rough sawn, white oak timbers for the porch and the entry area. The timbers are lightly hewn to create a […]

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 […]

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