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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. […]

Fabricating Beams for a Custom Timber Frame

Hand Crafted Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on September 01, 2014

Vermont Timber Works began focusing on the timber frame specifically in 2000.  Before that Dan Kelleher and Doug Friant were known as “Friant and Kelleher Builders, Inc.” They designed and constructed houses from start to finish. The business did 2x framing as well as timber framing. The decision to specialize […]

The Third story hay loft in the Timber Frame Wiedie Barn

Wrought-Iron & Timber Horse Barn

By Sandy Connolly on April 07, 2014

Would you build a timber frame horse barn on your property? What if you  never planned on owning horses? I would! It would be an investment. Honestly, I don’t think that is what this particular client had in mind, but it makes sense to me. This barn is completely fit up […]

Post and Beam Timber Barn

Historic and Traditional Barn Frame

By Sandy Connolly on January 26, 2014

We love working on historic projects! They are great fun and can be wonderful learning experiences.  Let’s take a look at a timber frame barn we constructed for the Olana Wagon House. But first, it’s worth checking out their website for upcoming events. There are typically activities scheduled for the whole […]

Timbers being delivered

Raising A Timber Frame

By Sandy Connolly on November 29, 2013

Once timbers have been cut, applied with finish, organized, and packaged up, it’s time to ship them! Where’s the truck? Has anyone heard from Gordon?  I’ll call him, let’s get these hemlock timbers loaded and get this show on the road. Now the real fun begins!  If you haven’t witnessed […]

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 […]

Pine And Hemlock Timber Frame in the Vermont Veterans Chapel

A Visit to our Veterans Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on October 18, 2013

My family and I recently stopped in for a quick visit at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery. They say foliage is past it’s peak, but I can tell you it was still quite beautiful. The cemetery grounds are so well kept and the view down into the valley is breathtaking. […]

Interior of Eberhart Barn, Gambrel Barn with Rough sawn Hemlock

Rough Sawn Hemlock–the Unsung Hero of Timber Framing

By Mike McLaine on October 15, 2013

Here in New England we have a number of species of trees in our forests, which is why we have such spectacular foliage. One of my personal favorite trees is the Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, a coniferous water-loving species.  Hemlock is one of the species we recommend for a number […]

Looking through the timbers

Pretty Post & Beam Boathouse

By Sandy Connolly on October 03, 2013

We recently worked to build a boat house on Lake Sunapee. It was a fun project. The frame design needed to be strong enough for a boat lift, and of course handsome. As an interesting side note, permits are not being given out for boathouses on the lake currently, but […]

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