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Ox Hill Barn in Vermont Fabricated from Glulam and Douglas Fir.

What Wood Species Should I Build With?

By Caitlin on March 01, 2018

When you start to plan your Timber Frame project, one of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is what species of wood you want to use for your frame. The wood species you choose will affect the price of your frame, the dimensions of the wood members, and other […]

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 […]

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: St. Andrew's Church

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: St. Andrew’s Church

By Derek Folsom on April 24, 2015

Over the next several weeks I’ll be taking you through the timber framing process from start to finish, the way that Vermont Timber Works does it.  These blogs should help give an idea of what goes into the design, materials, engineering, fabrication, and erection.  I’m starting the series with St. […]

Exterior of the Badger Balm Factory in Gilsum, NH

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#5

By Mike McLaine on March 06, 2015

Up here in Vermont it has finally started to show signs of spring, subtle though those signs may be.  Town meeting has come and gone, snowbanks are melting, roofs are clearing, and the days are longer and warmer.  I have definitely accepted the fact that Vermont and the rest of […]

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 […]

Heavy Timber

Heavy Timber

By Sandy Connolly on September 30, 2014

In the building industry, the word timber alone can mean wood used for dimensional 2″ x 4″ framing. In our industry, timber means “heavy timber” and heavy timbers are wood beams that are larger than 3″. Although, we don’t typically see beams smaller than a 6x. Did you know that […]

Douglas fir Logs

Douglas fir–a versatile species

By Mike McLaine on September 19, 2014

Here at Vermont Timber Works we pride ourselves in being able to use any species of wood that is commercially available.  Douglas fir is one of the species we use, and is a great species for timber framing. Douglas fir is available in several different finishes:  rough sawn, S4S (surfaced […]

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 […]

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 […]

House on the Lake

Elegant Timber Home On The Lake

By Sandy Connolly on October 21, 2013

This project we call House on the Lake. We should have called it House almost IN the Lake, it’s that close! This is one of our most elegant timber frame projects to date. It has graceful glulaminated arches and warm, rich douglas fir timber. Our crew doesn’t alway raise the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dutch Barn Concept with a Modern Twist

Dutch Barn Concept with a Modern Twist

By Doug Friant on May 18, 2013

An old Dutch barn has inspired an owner and his Architect to create a modern version for his residence.  The home will have high vaulted ceilings and the great room will be vaulted for two stories.  What would have been the hay loft will be second floor bedroom and common […]

Arched Timber Trusses in Saint Andrew's Church in Ridgefield, CT.

Arched Church Beams for St. Andrew’s Church

By Doug Friant on April 12, 2013

We are just home from installing these beautiful arched beams for St. Andrews Church in Ridgefield, CT. We will have to go back and photograph this church once the construction  is complete. The beams are a combination of douglas fir timber, glulam arches and steel connections. Heavy timber adds a […]

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