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Night Pasture Farm Timber Frame House at Night

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#3

By Mike McLaine on March 20, 2015

The first day of spring has arrived!  Well at least by the calendar it has; the thermometer at my house was 14 degrees this morning, which is not exactly the warmest spring weather.  But here in Vermont we are prepared for another two months of killing frosts; we typically don’t […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Great Room

Timber Frame Base Lodge

By Sandy Connolly on March 04, 2014

There have been so many wonderful VTW projects, and so many “great” great rooms over the years.  I’ve been looking through photos and remembering some of the finest, which brought me back to Stowe, Vermont and  the Spruce Camp Base Lodge. This building is impressive from the moment you drive […]

MacPherson Boat House Quebec, Canada

Custom Timber Frame Boathouse

By Sandy Connolly on January 13, 2014

The timber frame boathouse featured in this post is completely custom, and has some really cool details. Do you see those scrolled rafter tails? I bet Kellin was involved. They give the frame a touch of elegance. Here’s another shot, stepping back, so you can appreciate the overall design.The roof […]

Octagon completion

Octagon Timber Frame Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on December 16, 2013

The Chapel for the Holy Apostles is located in Cromwell, CT. The frame spans 60FT!  We are proud to have been chosen to design, engineer, hand cut and also raise this timber frame. We used douglas fir timbers free of heart center to build this frame. There are also douglas […]

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