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Reclaimed Oak in the workshop

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Reclaimed Wood

By Caitlin on October 10, 2017

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Reclaimed Wood   Reclaimed wood is lumber that has been rescued from antique barns, factories, mills, and sometimes even old fences or wine barrels. Vintage wood has had a huge surge in popularity in the last few years, and rightly so. Antique timber […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hand Hewn Pine Beams in the Southern Vermont Welcome Center

Hewing Timbers

By Sandy Connolly on November 10, 2013

At Vermont Timber Works we hand hew timbers for antique, rustic looking beams. We use hand-held tools such as the adze and slick. The process is labor-intensive and time-consuming but creates a unique and beautiful effect on the timber that our clients love in their homes and other buildings. We […]

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

Decorating A Timber Frame Home

By Sandy Connolly on October 26, 2013

You have chosen a timber frame for your new space.  Hooray!  Now let’s talk about more fun stuff, like decorating your timber frame home. For this post, I’d like to talk about three decor elements:  Flooring, Lighting and the Kitchen Cabinetry. Imagine exposed timber beams throughout your home, perhaps an […]

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 […]

Verdi Residence

Country Residence With Decorative Timber

By Sandy Connolly on October 07, 2013

This project is located in Ludlow, VT and features decorative timber frame accents. The home isn’t quite finished in the pictures below, but you can tell the owners have good reason to look forward to moving day! This house goes on and on, but what I’d like to share with […]

Welcome To The Vermont Welcome Center

Welcome To The Vermont Welcome Center

By Sandy Connolly on September 24, 2013

The Vermont Welcome Center is located in Guilford, VT off of 91. It has bathrooms, Vermont history, vending machines, and lots of friendly faces. There are always interesting and unique things on display here, which change seasonally. The main building for the Vermont Welcome Center features an impressive barn style […]

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