Here at Vermont Timber Works we specialize in post & beam and timber frame construction, and there is certainly a lot that goes into the process. If you are interested in timber framing, because you are thinking of starting your own timber frame project, or simply because you like the craft, the videos below will be fun for you to watch!
See the heavy timber trusses for Saint Michael the Archangel going up in time lapse video. There is a lot going on – trusses being raised, ground crews working, lifts moving around, and the sun casting shadows. Watch the video a few times to catch it all!View Project
We are very excited about out new solar field which is designed to produce all the electrical energy we use over the course of a year. Our timber frames are cut by the sun by skilled craftspeople using age old traditions. The solar system was designed and installed by Prudent Living.View Project
This is a time lapse video of a barn frame being raised from start to finish. In this video, you can see how a crane raises pre-assembled bents one-by-one as the Vermont Timber Works crew guides them into place.
The barn home is located in the heart of New England and, as you may be able to tell by looking into the video’s foreground, the frame was raised during late fall, just after peak of foliage. The barn features traditional joinery, a hammer beam truss design, and rough sawn timber.View Project
In this video, you see a timber framer using a saw to cut out a mortise joint from a log column. The column is one of many that were used to construct a post and beam lodge for the Nemacolin Woodlands Ski Resort in Farmington, PA.View Project
Over the years, Vermont Timber Works has constructed timber frame barns to be used as stables, as homes, for storage, and even for parties. This video is a slideshow portfolio of some of our favorite barn frames.View Project
This is another time lapse video of a post and beam barn raising. Again, you can see how a crane raises pre-assembled bents while the timber framing crew guides them into place. After the bents are stabilized, the crane raises roof rafters which the timber framing crew also place.
The completed project is a post and beam barn that is used for equipment storage.View Project
We use many different tools of the trade in the VTW shop. In this video, you can see saws and a mortising machine in action.View Project
This video is a slide show portfolio of some of our timber trusses and truss designs. We have scissor, king post, queen post, hammer beam, girder, and steel connected truss designs, just to name a few.View Project
This video is a slideshow portfolio of our brochure pictures, which can also be downloaded from our timber frame brochure page.View Project
We custom build all of our timber frames, which often have complicated mortise and tenon joinery. To cut the smaller mortise joints, we use a special mortising machine. This video shows one of our crew using the mortising machine.View Project
Here is a virtual walk through of a timber frame barn with a monitor roof and cupola. This facility is used to manufacture natural personal products such as creams and balms. The main structural timbers are Douglas Fir and the secondary timbers are Eastern Hemlock.View Project