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Interior Kitchen and Living room of a Barn Style home in NH

Open Concept Living: Why Great Rooms Are So Great!

By Caitlin on October 25, 2017

Within the last ten years, the idea of the open concept floor plan has come to reign supreme in home design. People can’t seem to get enough of large, open rooms that serve a variety of functions instead of having compartmentalized rooms each with an individual purpose. In the Timber […]

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Reclaimed Oak Timbers

Timber Frame Project Start to Finish: Reclaimed Oak Timbers

By Derek Folsom on May 07, 2015

As we continue our journey through the timber frame process, we will touch on several different projects, designs, specifications and materials.  This time we will be focusing on the essence of timber framing, the timber.  There are so many different qualifications of the timbers we use, the species: Douglas Fir, […]

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Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#9

By Mike McLaine on November 21, 2014

Proceeding a little bit to the North and East from Kerhonkson, NY (where we built the McCarthy Pergola) you end up in the little village of Adams, MA.  We built some trusses for a private residence for what (in my humble opinion) is the 9th coolest timber frame by Vermont […]

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 […]

Interior Kitchen and Living room of a Barn Style home in NH

4 Steps to Take After Deciding To Build A Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on February 07, 2014

Fabulous!  Let’s get this party started… 1st.  Assuming you have already purchased land, it is helpful to get a site review.  You’ll also want to decide where to set your home. That means thinking about fun things like where the sun is going to hit in the morning and which […]

Hammer Beam Trusses in the Breed Estate

Hammer Beam Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on November 18, 2013

The traditional hammer beam truss design is open and fabulous.  However, structurally, it can be an engineering challenge, which is fine, because Jessie is always up for a challenge! We get a lot of questions about the home pictured above.  Who wouldn’t want this hammer beam timber style in their […]

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