Timber Arches with Steel Tie Bars in the Hamansi Resort in Belize

Build a Restaurant or Hotel Your Guests Will Love

Exposed Heavy Timber looks wonderful in hotels and restaurants, especially in lobbies, atriums, suites, and entryways. Guests in your hotel or restaurant will find your timber frame welcoming and attractive. We work with project managers, architects, interior designers, and owners to design, engineer and fabricate frames for custom hotels and restaurants that will exceed your guest’s expectations.


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Our frames are handcrafted to meet exact requirements. We make sure the details – from design to finish – are perfect.

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The Process

The process for creating a handcrafted Timber Frame for a hotel or restaurant begins with an idea and a set of plans. Wherever you are in the planning process we can work with you and your building partners to design and create a custom commercial timber frame.

At Vermont Timber Works, we understand how important the design of a Hotel or Restaurant is in welcoming guests and encouraging them to stay and return often. We want to understand your vision for your commercial space so we can help you create a Timber Frame that will meet all of your requirements and will be profitable for you and accommodating for your guests.

Once a design has been created, you will be able to review a 3D, rotating, computer generated model prior to fabrication to see exactly how your Heavy Timber Frame will look, including the location of all posts, beams, and braces. All our frames are checked by our in-house structural engineer for strength and integrity.

After a timber order is placed, raw beams are sent to us from the sawmill. All of our frames are laid out and cut by hand. All the joints are cut, the peg holes are drilled and each timber is individually marked on the end according to its exact location in the frame. After being cut to size and specification, all the arches are sanded smooth. Then a stain or urethane of your choice is applied.

After fabricating the beams, we assemble them and ship assembled if they are shorter than 10 feet. If they are higher, we will ship them unassembled. If we ship large arches to a contractor, we will pre-assemble the arches to ensure that all the joints fit properly before shipping the unassembled parts. If our crew is handling the installation then we will do the final fit on the job site.

Hotels & Restaurants Portfolio

We have done a variety of commercial projects for hotels and restaurants in our 30 years of experience. We are proud of the variety and consistency of our past projects. For a more expansive list of the architects and clients we have worked with, go to our Links page.

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