The Bethlehem Monastery of Poor Clares is in Barhamsville, VA. Vermont Timber Works constructed a douglas fir timber frame for the church.
All of our frames are handcrafted to meet exact project requirements, and we enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details – from design to finish – are just right.
If you like this timber frame, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!
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EXPLORE THE INTERIOR
This timber frame features traditional wood joinery, a small bit of steel, and over 31,000 board feet of heavy timber. The 2-1/2 story frame reaches just shy of 45 feet at the top of the cupola.
EXPLORE THE EXTERIOR
Frame after the RaisingMore Churches
SEE THE DRAWINGS & PLANS
The timber frame design process involves a series of sketches and review with the client and their architect — including a 3D model of the frame — until there is an approved final design. With the final design, detailed 2D shop drawings are created and used to fabricate the frame.