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Custom Timber Frame Design: Pool House

By Margaux Friant on February 15, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

Stained Wood for Robinson Residence

Custom Timber Frame Design: Louisiana Home

By Margaux Friant on February 08, 2016

Every Vermont Timber Works frame is custom. That means, as the client, you get to plan the shape of your frame, and decide on the wood species, the timber texture, the joinery style, and the truss design. Some of the design decisions are more complex than others and Derek and […]

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: 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, […]

Large post and beam frame with ceiling beams in Wakefield, NH

Lakeside Timber Framing

By Mike McLaine on October 10, 2014

We recently erected a timber frame on a beautiful New Hampshire lake for a home completed by Dugas Builders, LLC of Brookfield, NH, the GC on the project. The shop drawings clearly show what we are going to build: Check out the cool roof complexity on this plan view: When […]

Douglas fir Beams

Modern Timber Kitchen

By Mike McLaine on October 03, 2014

We recently shipped some Douglas fir beams to a client in NJ for his kitchen project. The timbers are a Select Structural grade and a Free of Heart Center (FOHC) cut, with the beautiful grain and natural strength inherent in Douglas fir. I love the clean lines and very modern […]

Sundial ski Lodge

Design/Build vs. Technical/Complex Construction

By Sandy Connolly on August 11, 2014

Design/Build Construction Design it, build it, done! If it were only that easy. Actually, sometimes it is. Design / Build is a wonderful choice for construction, and at Vermont Timber Works, we excel at it. Let’s check out a residential, design/build timber frame! The Adirondack style home, pictured below, was […]

Timber Post and Beam Porte Cochere

Girder Truss Applications

By Sandy Connolly on November 27, 2013

In this post we wanted to talk a little bit more about the Girder Truss, when it’s typically used and what it can be designed for. Girder Trusses have a long, straight design. Primarily, the role of a girder truss is to support other structural elements in the Timber frame, […]

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