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White Washed Hemlock Beams in the Cornwall Library in CT

Back to School with Vermont Timber Works

By Caitlin on August 24, 2018

Lately, in the morning and evening there’s been a noticable chill in the air, which is an unmistakable mark of […]

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Jessie!

Timber Frame Engineering

By Sandy Connolly on July 21, 2014

There are endless ways to design a timber frame!  For each design, there are certain things an engineer has to […]

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Laminated Timber

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 […]

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Principal Purlins

Principal Purlins

By Sandy Connolly on December 27, 2013

Timber frames aren’t always designed to have a structural ridge carrying the load of roof rafters. In these cases, the […]

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Traditional Hammer Beam Bent

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 […]

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Scissor Truss Designs on the Vermont Timber Works Blog

Scissor Truss Designs

By Sandy Connolly on November 03, 2013

Beautiful, interesting and often requested by our clients, the scissor truss is a complex and dynamic truss design. While definitely […]

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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 […]

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