Mountain Ski Retreat

Stratton, Vermont

Cathedral Ceiling with Timber Beams and Big Windows

This 5,350 square foot mountain retreat is in VT right at the base of Stratton Mountain. Vermont Timber Works provided a douglas fir timber frame addition and exposed porch beams for these homeowners.

We love to hear our clients’ ideas. We take the time to listen and work with them to design beautiful wood beams. With over 26 years of experience designing, engineering and building custom timber frames, we can assure our clients that our frames are the best in the industry.

If you like this timber frame home, or have any timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact or ask an expert!

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The frame was traditionally joined with mortise and tenon cuts that are held secure with hardwood pegs. The beams are Douglas Fir and planed smooth.

Douglas Fir Ceiling Beams

Timber Frame Home Exterior

Timber Frame Home Exterior

First Floor Plan of Ski Home

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan Post & Beam Home

Second Floor Plan


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.

Framing Profiles

Bent Profile

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